Got a couple of hours to kill here at the Las Vegas airport, so here is a thought: how can anyone who doesn’t believe in free will live a normal life?
I am not talking about all the details on epistemology, quantum mechanics or whether society and genetics control part of our actions… I am simply saying: how can anyone wake up in the morning if he doesn’t believe that he has the power to control at least in some part his own life?
It also surprises me that most people who believe in some form of determinism are lefties. Is this because they think it is morally easier to justify human failures on X than on each person? Or is it because that gives them a free pass to justify all types of great society programs where the successful carry the rest on their backs?
I also wonder how these people can be so against religion (if there is a God controlling my life it wouldn’t be my own!) and at the same time accept that X controls their life and not care at all about it.
Crazy stuff. Well, time to catch my plane. Or should I say time to choose to catch my plane? 🙂