“Finally, there is the worry that to reject free will is to render all of life pointless: why would you bother with anything if it has all long since been determined? The answer is that you will bother because you are a human, and that is what humans do. Even if you decide, as part of a little intellectual exercise, that you are going to sit around and do nothing because you have concluded that you have no free will, you are eventually going to get up and make yourself a sandwich. And if you do not, you have got bigger problems than philosophy can fix.”
—p. 1784 in Greene, J., and J. Cohen. 2004. For the law, neuroscience changes nothing and everything. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1775-85.