The only “scientific” basis for the denial of free will is determinism, the theory that every change in nature is determined prior to its occurrence.
Brandon McGuire (of the Daily Dose of Wisdom podcast) and Stephen Meyer offer a wide-ranging discussion about Dr. Meyer’s work.
Under Kurzweil’s transhumanist vision of the future, AI promises us superhuman capabilities complete with heaven on earth and eternal life.
As Hedin puts it, “The universe reveals who we are by allowing us to make free choices.” In other words, the ball is in our court.
Biotechnology is advancing faster than our ethical considerations, including synthetic human embryos, genetic engineering, and fetal farming.