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Old 12-14-2005, 04:11 AM
Stu Pidasso Stu Pidasso is offline
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Default Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

it just means that he can't tell you before hand, because then you would act differently

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Determinism holds that once the initial conditions of the universe have been established the rest of the history of the universe follows inevitably. That means that wether or not I am fated to eat the ice cream was written 15 billion years ago at the big bang. It doesn't matter if the demon reveals to me his prediction unless I have a choice in the matter. If I have a choice then history is not inevitable as determinism holds.

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