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By Unpredictability Of Acts Of Mythical Gods I Mean

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Posted by Alexander on October 30, 2001 02:12:38 UTC

impossibility to predict when and how, say asteroid hits the Earth even if it is just above your head and moving directly toward you. Because it (asteroid) is no longer obeys gravity but unknown moods of gods. If they want to let you live, they stop it at any moment. If they don't - they turn it directly to you. They can create asteroid out of nowhere just over your head to punish you. So, gods are completely unpredictable because they have power to interfere with mathematical (=natural) laws.

Fortunately, we NEVER saw something NOT obeying natural laws, therefore gods simply do not exist.

Yes, humans as any other animal, have free will: you can go to work or decide stay at home, you can watch a footbal of "Discovery", buy a hamburger or get a candy instead. Do you want to know how brain goes over a decision tree taking into account information from censors and chemical environments (genes)? All processes in it are chemical (=quantum mechanics), so they obey rules of QM. Due to complexity of brain (billions of feedbacked neurons with billions of complex molecules in each) it may make "unpredictable" and "ilogical (in "human sense") decision" (still acting on logical QM rules). (Well, it depends depends on what you call "human logic" and "illogical decision"). Even not very complex mathematical systems may have exponentially diverging behavior upon minor (or even infinitely small) change of initial conditions. Pencil balanced on a tip is a classic example.

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