A neuroscientist and geneticist sets out to rescue the beleaguered concept from its many deniers—including some famous physicists. (Kevin J. Mitchell, Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will, Princeton University Press.)

“We make decisions, we choose, we act. These are the fundamental truths of our existence and absolutely the most basic phenomenology of our lives. If science seems to be suggesting otherwise, the correct response is not to throw our hands up …”

Is he right? I say yes.

The Fate of Free Will

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