Tom Gilson

Free Will and Determinism

Chemistry, Not Character, and Why Is No One Suing Ohio Over This?

Driving on I-75 in Cincinnati the other day I passed a billboard telling people with a gambling problem, ...

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Jerry Coyne, Neuroscience, and Research Methods 101

Dr. Jerry Coyne, atheistic biologist and blogger, thinks it’s surprising some people still believe in dualistic free will. ...

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Here We Go ‘Round the No-Free-Will Bush ♫

Sheesh. SteveK [told us[( about this report, Free will could be the result of ‘background noise’ in the ...

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Evidence for God: Humanness and Free Will

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Introductory Humanness and Theism The most immediately available evidence ...

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Purpose In Life: Nothing But Illusion?

Update 5 pm May 16: Several commenters here and on Twitter are making the mistake of reading this ...

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Real vs. Counterfeit Compassion (Part 2)

Sam Harris thinks we’ll see how rational it is to be compassionate toward evildoers if we recognize that ...

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Real vs. Counterfeit Compassion (Part 1)

I am no expert on compassion. To talk about it is easy, but to know it is to ...

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Phil Torres’ Compendium of Internet Atheist Ignorance

A few weeks ago Phil Torres asked me if I would review his book A Crisis of Faith, ...

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How Deeply Atheism Can Corrupt Rationality

Jerry Coyne, the University of Chicago biologist, is nothing if not dependable. When he takes religion to task ...

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