The Problem – “When you cast doubts on the existence of free will, you shake people’s worldview…The notion that we don’t have free will is not only counterintuitive but also threatening to people’s notions of their essence.”

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But, if you pretend there is evidence for free will it is lying.  What is a professional to do?

Finally, here is a recent quote from Nora Volkow a brilliant scientist and head of the NIDA “To your question of [do we have free will and control over our behaviors] — my perspective on something like, this are we in control or not, is better to say and believe that we are in control whether we are or not. If we are not, there is nothing much we can do. We believe we are, more likely to an impact on our behaviors.”  !!??  So, we should lie and pretend?

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