One of the topics in MBT that I found interesting was the question of Free Will. Tom, if I understand him correctly, asserts that Free Will is not only a reality but also a necessity for consciousness evolution. Public opinion and experimental results confirm this view, although Establishment scientists have not caught up, according to a recent article. It would seem that most people around the world agree that Free Will is real, according to an article in The New York Times, dated March 21, 2011
Do You Have Free Will? Yes, It’s the Only Choice.
The article also affirms the value of Free Will--studies, its says, show that believing in Free Will
. . . guides people’s choices toward being more moral and better performers.
But the article also implies that many psychologists and neuroscientists reject the idea of Free Will. Why do you think that is?