Reading this article got me thinking.
Some scientists - like Sam Harris in his new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values - are arguing against the existence of free will or what they call causality.
He [Sam Harris] cited experiments in which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) "predicts" that a subject is going to do something—on the basis of activity in the subject's brain—up to 10 seconds before the subject consciously decides to do it.I say put that same person into the MRI with 10 beers in them and then see how predictable they are. Not so much I'd guess.
Alcohol - it gives you free will! What better argument for drinking could you make?