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That's A Lot Of Events Don't You Think?

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Posted by Mark on October 18, 2001 20:44:51 UTC

Which beckons the advent of probability. Since many different outcomes on a big chain of events means low probability of any single event occuring... then it was very questionable as to why that particular baby was chosen amongst many possibilities.

But wait...
What you describe here is completely DETERMINISM. Just as Laplace once said, "If at any one moment one were to know the exact position and momentum of every particle in the universe, then by using Newton's laws one can deduce the future state of the world at any given moment."
Now Alex, tracing back to "negative infinity" infers that God took the life of that child the moment he set matter in motion (the beginning or big-bang or whenever you like).


But... being the theoretical physisist that you are, I can already anticipate your next argument. So allow me to reply before you bring it up, and we can kill two birds with one stone.

Quantum physics does not allow for COMPLETE determinism. So of course my first argument flys out the window...

But in this case... who set up the initial wave function in such a way that the system would evolve into a sequence of events which concluded with the death of that baby? Either way, whether pre-determined or probabilistic, that baby was doomed and any almighty creator could have been aware of such and if need be intervene (even if his method of intervention was to tinker with the conditions of the big-bang).

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