Witt and Newcombe discuss philosophical materialism, free will, morality, and what it means to be human.
“We are robots made out of meat, which is what I’m going to try to convince you of today.” So says evolutionist Jerry Coyne.
What if the way the culture directs us to think about our own biological origins is based on a vast, highly influential myth?
A reader asked whether this disproves the unity and freedom of the will. It appears that the patient wills two things simultaneously: getting dressed and getting undressed.
Jerry Coyne thinks that criminals don’t have a “choice.” (What are those quotation marks doing there?)