Originally Posted by larryace
I'd like to address this. I would like this thread to stick to the premise where we are just assuming pre-destiny exists and/or free will exists. How the whole pre-destiny thing, if it exists, got started...off limits. This is a completely hypothetical question and needs to stick within the assumptions of this particular hypothetical situation. In other words, don't sidetrack, don't go there. Just play along. And it's not how lightly you tread, it's where you do the treading.
Understood. My question is: why would the universe need to be so complicated? Why would it require the many extra components required for every living human, and therefore possibly every living non-human and every thing else in the universe, to have every detail of its entire future more-or-less planned out?
It's just too needlessly complicated, except perhaps in some quantum mechanical way.