A world without praise and blame. A good thing?

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    One of the most common and illogical arguments against the no free will position is “If we don’t have free will, there’s no way to hold people responsible for their actions.” This is like arguing that “God must exist because if he doesn’t, then bad people who don’t get taken to account will die being a success at being bad with no consequences ever.” The latter is clearly a bad argument but we like the first one and think, without thinking about it, that it’s rational.

    Robert M. Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinology researcher and author.2 He is currently a professor of biology, neurology, neurological sciences, and neurosurgery at Stanford University. He is also a research associate at the National Museums of Kenya.

    He explains why the belief in free will is not only irrational but is destructive.

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    Hi! Yes I believe it to be a good thing.

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