Determinism is a Humanism

Thoughts on Robert Sapolsky’s attack on free will

Steven Gambardella


An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (detail), Joseph Wright, 1768, National Gallery, London. (Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons).

For a very long time people believed that the earth was at the centre of the universe.

Science proved it. Astronomers observed and mapped out Earth’s central place around which stars and planets turned.

This picture of the cosmos served the people of the ancient and mediaeval worlds…