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Author Topic:   Is the future inevitable?
Jon
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Message 45 of 109 (774233)
12-14-2015 9:46 PM


Two Points...
  1. Only science can answer the question of whether the Universe we inhabit is deterministic and whether we ourselves, and other living sentient beings, have the ability to overcome such determinism
  2. The answer to the question will not and cannot have any effect on our sense of personal responsibility
One doesn't seem to have happened yet; and two makes it a pretty low priority.

Love your enemies!

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Message 49 of 109 (774251)
12-15-2015 9:26 AM
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12-15-2015 8:51 AM


Re: Two Points...
A random number generator uses rules to produce random numbers.

Meaning they're not really random.


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Message 52 of 109 (774263)
12-15-2015 11:13 AM
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12-15-2015 9:29 AM


Re: Two Points...
Meaning that they are unpredictable.

No they aren't. There are rules that determine which number gets generated next. Know those rules and you can predict the next number.


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