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Free Will by Barry Linetsky
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A Cogent Response

The author aptly points out where Sam Harris accepts one form of evidence to support his conclusions and then turns around and dismisses the same form of evidence when it contradicts his desired conclusions.

This form of academic/scientific hypocrisy reveals the underlying sand being used as the foundation for Mr. Harris' self-excusing conclusions.

If our society embraced this tripe as scientific truth, civilization would dissolve because no one could be held accountable for their actions.

The Bible teaches a truth that relates to this point, and it is one that Mr. Harris accepts elsewhere. The Bible says, "by their fruits ye shall know them." This is known in natural law as the law of the harvest. It says that you cannot harvest watermelons when you planted only corn.

The utterly devastating effects for humanity that would grow from this bad seed which Harris tries to plant reveal the seed for the moral evil that it is. And that is an argument which Mr. Harris accepts in his treatise on science as a source of morality. There, he says that if an action or approach clearly produces more misery, then it is morally wrong. His premise about free will, if applied to society would produce untold misery. Ergo, it is morally and scientifically wrong.

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