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In the wake of the violent attack on Charlie Hebdo, many argued that, while it was clearly wrong to murder the cartoonists for their incendiary work, much of it did cross a line, that it was unnecessarily mean and nasty, and that it targeted the oppressed and disenfranchised rather than just the powerful elite.

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Are our choices ever truly free? Some neuroscientists claim that there is simply no such thing as free will, that the feeling we sometimes have of freely choosing is just an illusion. But what's their evidence for such sweeping claims?

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