The Immortality Project will examine religious views of the afterlife as part of the larger overall work, according to John Martin Fischer, the project's leader.
I think that John Martin Fischer's guidance control, perfectly compatible with his "almost causal determinism," validates not only his semicompatibilist view of moral responsibility, but also supports the common sense or popular view of free will that is found in the opinion surveys of experimental philosophers Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols.
One of the philosophers looking for answers to some of these tough questions is John Martin Fischer, a UC Riverside professor best known for his work on free will and determinism. He is leading the Immortality Project, an ambitious and first-of-its-kind endeavor fueled by a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The project will eventually involve dozens of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.