It may be thought that whether or not one accepts determinism is in the end just a matter of taste. After all, James 1 and Franklin 2 have argued persuasively that no philosophical or scientific evidence can resolve the question at the present. Nevertheless, the choice is not just a matter of taste, as is, for example, the choice between having a red or a blue automobile. Instead, this choice is fraught with many implications about how we view the world and our place in it, what we aspire to do and become, and how we treat other human beings.