The Deterministic Nature of Real-world Randomness


“Quantum physics makes predictions to 14 decimal places,” Doyle says. “It’s the most accurate of all mathematical physical theories.” Randomness and even free will, it appears, are fully compatible with some highly precise determinations.

via Philosopher and scientist Robert O. Doyle has a new model of free will | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2012.

Someone tell me how we’re getting freedom out of this.


This is, of course, keeping in mind that most would agree that you can’t have free will in a fully deterministic world. So the question becomes, “What’s the difference?”

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