Nietzsche, the great philosopher ahead by over a century of all the scientific experiments that have ridiculed such a notion, mocking the idea that we should feel the burden of being absolutely morally responsible for our actions because we are unable to be the cause or somehow create ourselves:
The causa sui is the best self-contradiction that has been conceived so far. It is a sort of rape and perversion of logic. But the extravagant pride of man has managed to entangle itself profoundly and frightfully with just this nonsense. The desire for “freedom of the will” in the superlative metaphysical sense, which still holds sway, unfortunately, in the minds of the half-educated; the desire to bear the entire and ultimate responsibility for one’s actions oneself, and to absolve God, the world, ancestors, chance, and society involves nothing less than to be precisely this causa sui and, with more than Baron Munchhausens audacity, to pull oneself up into existence by the hair, out of the swamps of nothingness (Beyond Good and Evil, 1886).