On Determinism II

The more I experience life and the choices that it forces me to deliberate on and make, the more convinced I am that determinism is so far removed from my reality that it would require an ongoing and conscious effort to engage in delusional thinking to accept it as some sort of truth of our universe. Not even determinists are able to do this. They talk and behave as if they have free will 99% of the time, then take 1% to talk about the reality of determinism. It’s bonkers when you really consider what’s happening and why. If we don’t have free will, then we are all quite literally operating on autopilot. Nobody’s in control, the captain’s seat is empty. I dare say that without free will, we are not. There seems to be no other conclusion to make from the determinist view. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.