He wants to and he tried to—at a speaking engagement at Williams U. But if he is a meat puppet, well, meat has no opinions:
Consider evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne ’s recent assertion at a talk at Williams University in Maryland that free will doesn’t exist and that all human actions are fully determined by material processes—biochemistry, neurophysiology, evolution, and such…
If we are just meat, as evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne insists, we cannot have a true opinion of the matter. Meat is neither right nor wrong. To have an opinion about free will implies that we accept it.Michael Egnor, “Meat has no opinions” at Mind Matters News
Some of Michael Egnor’s other pieces on free will:
Can physics prove there is no free will? No, but it can make physicists incoherent when they write about free will
Does “alien hand syndrome” show that we don’t really have free will?
How can mere products of nature have free will?
Does brain stimulation research challenge free will?
Is free will a dangerous myth?