posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:09 AM
Originally posted by confreakThis proves that the Universe was determined to be what it is, rather than the product of random. If the
Universe is restarted a million times the results will be exactly the same, unless a conscious being/creator/GOD changes the variables.
Oh boy, I really don't have the time for this, so I'll do this quickly. A deterministic universe actually goes against religious dogma because of
the problem of free will. Have you read Augustine? If all interactions are determined by a complete set of universal variables (these variables also
applied to the brains of living organisms), then the whole point of existence would be moot IF the the bottom line involved salvation. Every
"decision" a human makes is a much larger event then the decay of an atom, and would have much greater consequences
Which brings me to the scientific reality of the situation. At the microscopic level the very idea of determinism breaks down. Hidden variables have
been searched for with no success.
A paradox first enunciated by Einstein et al. (1935), who proposed a thought experiment that appeared to demonstrate quantum mechanics to be an
incomplete theory. The usual view of quantum mechanics says that a wave function determines the probabilities of an actual experimental result and
that it is the most complete possible specification of the quantum state. Einstein et al. believed the predictions of quantum mechanics to be correct,
but only as the result of statistical distributions of other unknown but real properties of the particles...
...Bell (1964) subsequently formulated Bell's inequalities, which seemed to be a physically reasonable condition of locality which imposed
restrictions on the maximum correlations of the measurements of a pair of spin 1/2 particles formed somehow in the singlet state and moving freely in
opposite directions. This inequality can be tested in a laboratory experiment because the statistical predictions of quantum mechanics are
incompatible with any local hidden variables theory apparently satisfying only the natural assumptions of "locality," as shown by the predictions of
I rather like that hidden variables don't exist. The probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics is clear evidence that there is no "destiny."
"There's no fate but what we make for ourselves" - John Conner, T2
Of course, I'm assuming that the human brain would work on some sort of quantum principle and not just be a biochemical/electrical machine, but I
Anyhow, my post will be ignored because it provides direct evidence against the OPs current talking point,
despite it having nothing
to do with religion, God, gods, or anything of that nature