Biochemical Robots is an uncompromising critique of determinist doctrine and its principles. It systematically reviews the arguments against free will and exposes the fundamental contradiction at the heart of determinism - if our beliefs are due to causal force, then the belief in determinism is equally the product of causal force. In short, human beliefs are whatever blind physical forces dictate. This renders determinist principles self invalidating: How can we accept anything that determinists have to say if their beliefs are based on causal force, not truth?
Sam Harris is among the leading new media intellectuals who has dedicated himself to spreading the causal faith. His book Free Will confidently declared "we know that determinism, in every sense relevant to human behavior, is true." In effect, we are nothing more than biochemical robots whose thoughts and actions are dictated by causal forces we don't control. Lawrence systematically analyzes the arguments against free will and makes a compelling case that determinist doctrine is conceptually problematic and scientifically dubious, if not exceedingly premature. Free will is losing the battle. Determinists are tirelessly spreading the gospel of causation. They dominate social media, podcasts, and YouTube. It's time to address the problematic nature of the gospel of causation.