In the item from the Maxwell Institute blog that I mention in my own entry below, there is a question from a father, three of whose sons have evidently abandoned their faith in God and in Mormonism in order to adopt “atheistic determinism.” The concerned father wants to know what the best argument is for free will.
The response to his question offers no argument, indicating that determinism has the best of the debate on this topic thus far. Many philosophers would agree, but by no means all. So the debate continues, and there seems little likelihood of its being resolved this side of the veil.
I think it worth mentioning, though, that The Interpreter Foundation is laying plans for a conference on science and the gospel, tentatively scheduled for the first third of November, and that one session of that conference is intended to focus on the challenge to free will that many see embodied in contemporary neuroscience. If we can pull this off, it promises to be quite an interesting conference.
Details to follow.