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  • Determinism vs. Indeterminism: Nature of Universe

    If the atoms never swerve so as to originate some new movement that will snap the bonds of fate, the everlasting sequence of cause and effect-what is the source of the free will possessed by living things throughout the earth?
    -Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe, Book 2



    The question is whether such a technique can really make a man good. Greatness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
    -Antony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange


    The chief philosophies of our time proclaim, in the name of science, that we are mechanical systems governed, fundamentally, entirely by impersonal laws that operate at the level of our microscopic constituents.
    -Strapp


    And it is certainly true that in Buddhist philosophy one's choice is not determined by anything in the physical, material world. Volition is, instead, determined by such ineffable qualia as the state of one's mind and the quality of one's attention: wise or unwise, mindful or unmindful. So in both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy, volition plays a special, unique role.
    -Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., and Sharon Begley, The Mind & The Brain, Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. P.294. Published by ReganBooks, 2002



    In contrast to determinism, indeterminism holds that there exist some actions whose antecedents in the material world are casuallu insufficient to produce them; given those same antecedents, the agent could have acted differently. It holds that the world of possibilities exceeds the number of actualities, in that the existence (or the coming into existence) of one thing does not strictly determine what other things shall be. When we conceive of alternative futures, more than one is indeed truly possible. "Actualities"-James again-"seem to float in a wider sea of possibilities from out of which they are chosen; and somewhere, indeterminism says, such possibilities exist, and form part of truth."
    -Same, P.302


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    ˜Determinism' AND ˜Indeterminism' are equally true concepts, to CERTAIN degree.
    To Grasp, to Reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable concepts is what it takes to Grasp the ways of Universe.

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    If the atoms never swerve so as to originate some new movement that will snap the bonds of fate, the everlasting sequence of cause and effect-what is the source of the free will possessed by living things throughout the earth?
    -Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe, Book 2



    The question is whether such a technique can really make a man good. Greatness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
    -Antony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange


    The chief philosophies of our time proclaim, in the name of science, that we are mechanical systems governed, fundamentally, entirely by impersonal laws that operate at the level of our microscopic constituents.
    -Strapp


    And it is certainly true that in Buddhist philosophy one's choice is not determined by anything in the physical, material world. Volition is, instead, determined by such ineffable qualia as the state of one's mind and the quality of one's attention: wise or unwise, mindful or unmindful. So in both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy, volition plays a special, unique role.
    -Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., and Sharon Begley, The Mind & The Brain, Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. P.294. Published by ReganBooks, 2002



    In contrast to determinism, indeterminism holds that there exist some actions whose antecedents in the material world are casuallu insufficient to produce them; given those same antecedents, the agent could have acted differently. It holds that the world of possibilities exceeds the number of actualities, in that the existence (or the coming into existence) of one thing does not strictly determine what other things shall be. When we conceive of alternative futures, more than one is indeed truly possible. "Actualities"-James again-"seem to float in a wider sea of possibilities from out of which they are chosen; and somewhere, indeterminism says, such possibilities exist, and form part of truth."
    -Same, P.302


    _______________________________________________


    ˜Determinism' AND ˜Indeterminism' are equally true concepts, to CERTAIN degree.
    To Grasp, to Reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable concepts is what it takes to Grasp the ways of Universe.

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      Thre is a huge gap between ability to reflect what is around you and tendency to project your own narrow/unperceptive mind on things outside of it

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