No room for freedom of the will…

[We] are inclined to say that since nature consists of particles and their relations with each other, and since everything can be accounted for in terms of those particles and their relations, there is simply no room for freedom of the will…. [Quantum] indeterminism is no evidence that there is or could be some mental energy of human freedom that can move molecules in directions that they were not otherwise going to move. So it really does look as if everything we know about physics forces us to some form of denial of human freedom.

John Searle, quoted in The Recalcitrant Imago Dei by J. P. Moreland, p. 50

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