Should we be held responsible in a deterministic world.
We make our own decisions.
The outcome of these decisions are determined by the past. *
They are not predetermined.
We hold ourselves responsible for our actions because they are our actions.
The machine that they are (human) works (thinks) in a way that is harmful (what we determine to be harmful) to the other machines that we value (our friends, family and other humans we depend on).
My gut feeling is that individuals who's minds work in such a way as to be harmful to others should be separated from the rest of the group so they can do no more harm.
* By the past I mean both our own experiences and our own innate decision making processes (instinct) which are themselves formed by the past (natural selection).
- Mark Kind