Since the beginning of science, nature was believed to be controlled by some laws which can be used to make predictions about the future independent
The laws of nature in current science are mathematical formulae that predict the behavior of objects deterministically, which precludes any role for choice and morality
If the universe was not determined in some sense, then we could not make any scientific predictions. If, however, we did not have free will
My two previous posts explored the flaws in the materialist reduction of free will to rationality and discussed the use of free will in science.
Attacks on free will have become fairly common. While the attackers often recognize what is at risk — namely the sense of responsibility and accountability — they are motivated