You must read this post. You can not choose otherwise. See?
From the essay where Coyne attacks Dennett:
I had a discussion with someone yesterday: a smart person who hadn’t ever considered the consequences of determinism for agency, but was immediately resistant to the idea that she could not have chosen otherwise. Even Nobel Laureate Steve Weinberg, a determinist if there ever was one, was resistant to the idea that he could not have chosen otherwise at a given moment
Four paragraphs later:
I am saddened by the many rifts in the atheist community, but this one saddens me the most. Dan’s tone in his original paper was peremptory and snide, and that was unnecessary……there was no need for snideness and authority-pulling.
Er, Jerry……“he could not have chosen otherwise.” Why are we supposed to believe in such hardcore determinism when even Jerry Coyne refuses to act as if was true? Such hypocrisy. Of course, Coyne could respond, “I…
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