Edge of Extinction: Free Will is Largely Absent

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. A recent, decent overview of the topic is provided in the 28 April 2016 issue of Scientific American. There’s plenty of additional, recent material on the topic, including this opinion piece in the New York Times from 18 July 2016.


Thanks to Marc Haneburght for extracting and releasing the clip below. It’s from a presentation I delivered earlier this year. Or maybe last year. Or perhaps the year before.


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From Kevin Hester comes this message: Professor Guy McPherson will be touring New Zealand in November 2016 talking about Runaway Abrupt Climate Change. Regular updates are provided at KevinHester.Live and Facebook events will be created as the date draws near.

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