Frontiers of the Mind
Intuition, Intelligence, and Your Future
Enter the Zombie
One recent strain of thought in cognitive science maintains that we are not really conscious, and that there is no such thing as free will. We think we have choices, but it’s all a delusion. We are really just zombies.
These cognitive scientists have gotten it all wrong. Free will is the absolute essence of human consciousness. However, in a sense we have become a bunch of zombies. Yet the zombie state is not innate to humanity. It’s just that we have forgotten how to think, and especially how to feel, and...