Tag Archives: free will

Determinism and Social Justice

Jerry Coyne is once again peddling  free will denialism.  Coyne writes: As I always say, it’s easier to convince a diehard creationist of the truth of evolution than to convince a diehard atheist of the fact that our behaviors are … Continue reading

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Secular consensus

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Confused Determinism

New Atheist Jerry Coyne continued to rationalize New Atheism’s fascination with free will denialism.: No, I don’t believe in “moral accountability,” which to me implies that one can choose freely. (Indeed, the survey of Sarkissian et al. shows that many … Continue reading

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New Atheist Leader Excuses Terrorist

Jerry Coyne argues that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not be held morally responsible for his terrorism. This is where New Atheism leads…….. At this moment, a jury in Boston is weighing imposing a federal death penalty on 21-year-old … Continue reading

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A Moment of Clarity from Richard Dawkins

New Atheist activist Richard Dawkins is caught off guard when asked about free will. Because of this, he answers in a remarkably candid manner (sidekick Lawrence Krauss also answers, but he comes across as babbling). The transcript of Dawkins’ response … Continue reading

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Is Atheism Incompatible with Free Will and Moral Choice?

When you search google with ‘free will atheism,’ the first article to come up is entitled, “Myth: Atheism is Incompatible with Free Will and Moral Choice.” It is written by Austin Cline, who is promoted as an “Atheism Expert.” Cline … Continue reading

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Does New Atheist Logic Lead Us to Conclude New Atheism as a Cause in the Death of the Three Muslim Students?

New Atheists everywhere have sought to distance themselves from Craig Hicks, the New Atheist who murdered three Muslim students. The core argument is that Hicks is an individual – “a criminal, individual killer,” as Dawins would describe him. We can … Continue reading

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More on the Dark Side of Gregg Caruso’s Free Will Denialism

Let’s continue to explore the dark side of Gregg Caruso’s free will denialism. We have already seen that it turns rapists and murderers into victims while turning the true victim of a murderer/rapist into an unfortunate casualty. But there is … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Gregg Caruso’s Free Will Denialism

Gregg Caruso, a philosophy professor at Corning Community College, gave a talk about the “Dark Side” of Free Will. In doing so, I think he lets the cat out of the bag, showing that free will deniers come to us … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy and Nihilism of Extreme Atheism

When Coyne, the extreme determinist, criticizes Dan Dennett for doing something that was “unnecessary,” we get to witness the intellectual bankruptcy of his extreme ideology. Interestingly enough, someone on his blog noticed the hypocrisy and Coyne actually let that comment … Continue reading

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