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RTL-freewillquantum-1 - Determinism,FreeWill,and...

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Determinism, Free Will, and  Quantum Physics Overview of a Philosophical Debate Roderick T. Long, AU  Philosophy Dept.
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Determinism:    The view that every event is  the necessary effect of previous  causes :   Given the laws of nature and the  past history of the universe, there is  only one possible future
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827    “ We may regard  the present state  of the universe as  the effect of its  past and the  cause of its future. 
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827   “A mind which at any  given moment knew  all of the forces that  animate nature and  the mutual positions  of the beings that  compose it …
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827    “… if this mind  were vast enough  to submit the data  to analysis …
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827   “… could condense  into a single formula  the movement of the  greatest bodies of the  universe and that of  the lightest atom. …
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827    “To such a mind  nothing could be  uncertain; and past  and future alike  would be present  before its eyes.”
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