Dr. William B. Provine, Professor of Biological Sciences at Cornell University, said the following:
Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear . . . . There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.
Provine, William B., Origins Research 16, num. 1 (1994):9.