The following is from Al Mele:
"I’m writing a book entitled Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will. I’m thinking now that I’d like to quote (probably in my preface) two or three of the most outrageous claims made in the popular press in the last couple of years about what scientists have shown about free will, consciousness, or conscious intentions or decisions. It might be fun to make a contest out of this. Gardeners can provide crazy quotations (along with documentation) from the popular press about these topics. And then, if you’re willing, we can all vote on which quotation is the most outrageous. What will the prize be? Because I’m not only a modest man but also a man of modest means, how about a free copy of the new book for each of the top three entries? (Of course, the book won’t be out for quite a while, but I’ll make a note of the winners – consciously, I hope.)"