The SciencesThe Quantum Physics of Free WillDo we have autonomy, or are our choices preordained? Is that a false choice? And what, if anything, does physics have to say about that?By George Musser on February 6, 2012Advertisement [View the story "Do quantum effects make our choices our own?" on Storify] Rights & Permissions ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)George Musser is a contributing editor for Scientific American. He is author of Spooky Action at a Distance (2015) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory (2008). Follow George Musser on TwitterCredit: Nick HigginsRecent Articles by George MusserThe Search for Truth in PhysicsMachine Learning Gets a Bit More HumanlikeSurvey Polls the World: Should a Self-Driving Car Save Passengers, or Kids in the Road?