"One day, a grand unified theory of everything might finally be developed. Perhaps, at that time, the freewill/determinism debate will finally be resolved. But it will be sad to understand that we are puppets instead of people of independence. We will not want to accept that we've unlocked the mysteries of the universe only to find that our arduous journey was scripted since time immemorial."
From the comments of John Ashby on the Free-will DNE Group discussion. Sept 11, 2008