Re: Can there be free will in a world where pre-destiny exists?
I'll try once again ... the [expletive] hotel's wifi has wasted over an hour of typing on the phone ... so far.
Don't care about the religion stuff (and don't want this thread shut down) - it was just an example of how our "now" is shaped ... by genetics, environment (which would include creed) and our past.
James, yes, if you talk about distant past then the effects are unpredictable but as the recent past has a huge effect on the "present" (which becomes the past as soon as we try to grasp it).
"Chaos" is just a useful black box fiction for practical intents and purposes ... in lieu of a better understanding of cause and effect.
BTW Rome is amazing! (and insane;)