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.