Victor Reppert said...
All of which goes to show that belief in determinism, with or without a predestinating God, is a profoundly unnatural belief.
Let's compare that assertion with polling data on where professional philosophers come down on the freewill debate:
The PhilPapers Survey was a survey of professional philosophers and others on their philosophical views, carried out in November 2009. The Survey was taken by 3226 respondents, including 1803 philosophy faculty members and/or PhDs and 829 philosophy graduate students.
The PhilPapers Metasurvey was a concurrent survey of professional philosophers and other concerning their predictions of the results of the Survey. The Metasurvey was taken by 727 respondents including 438 professional philosophers and PhDs and 210 philosophy graduate students.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?
Accept or lean toward: compatibilism (59%)
Accept or lean toward: libertarianism (13.7%)
Accept or lean toward: no free will (12.2%)
Question: if determinism is a "profoundly unnatural belief," then why do only 13.7% of respondents accept or lean toward libertarianism? Sounds like Reppert is profoundly out of touch with the philosophical consensus in his very own field.