Your Brain is Automatic. You Are Free.

Michael Gazzaniga, one of the world’s leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience, describes the mystery of free will:If you think about it this way, if you are a Martian coming by earth and looking at all these humans and then looking at how they work you wouldntit would never dawn on you to say, Well, now, this thing needs free will! What are you talking about?Whether you are a parent, a philosopher, or the CEO of Facebook, it’s a concept that youll inevitably have to bang your head against — the individual right to choose what one does, what one doesn’t do, what one is exposed to. Most of us are certain that we have free will, though what exactly this amounts to is much less certain, says theencyclopedia of philosophy.


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