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Old 08-12-2013, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Can there be free will in a world where pre-destiny exists?

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Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack View Post
If cause and effect is a tool of destiny, wouldn't that mean that destiny is a multi-sided beast? Therefore the predetermination only exists if the correct choices are made? If this is the case, than pre-destiny really would be false because how can something that is destined to be not be a guarantee?

History has a tendency to repeat itself. If our choices were inevitable, why do we continue to make the same mistakes and not learn from the past? I would think that if history were a factor in making choices, we would make less mistakes as time goes on, and have a lot more figured out than we really do.
If destiny is real then it's a mega sided beast - everything everywhere happening inevitably due to what had come before, following complex multiple algorithms rather than a script.

Any spontaneous perverse desire by you to exert free will in defiance of destiny would be entirely predictable if you had access to all aspects of your history and the right algorithms :)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/he...gy/31subl.html
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