The Thermodynamics of Free Will

Manuel Brenner
12 min readMay 15, 2019

The scientific discoveries of the last centuries have disenchanted human existence in many ways: once living in a world full of spirits and gods and primeval forces beyond understanding, our place in the universe was moved from its center right to the fringes of one among unimaginably many galaxies in an unbelievably large, mostly empty space.

We were equally thrown from the throne of creation: Darwin showed that we are just animals with a particularily large brain which is, while having the potential to write fugues and build cars in its free time, still mostly concerned…

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