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rosebud348 April 2nd, 2016 7:42pm

Are the outcomes of events predetermined and unchangeable, or do we control them?

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garrry Anchorite
04/02/16 7:26 pm

You decide whether you have free will or not. Does it have any influence on the outcome, yes. Does it mean your free to make any choice, yes. Does it mean you will get anything close to what you desire in the first place, no it doesn't.

garrry Anchorite
04/02/16 7:28 pm

*potential not outcome. I was looking for the word and I couldn't find it.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/02/16 1:41 pm

Neither? I don't think certain events are inevitable, because there are things such as random quantum fluctuations and the like, but I don't think we have free will.

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Throwaway77
04/02/16 1:24 pm

Hard to say...I do tend to believe that while inside of time in the third dimension we feel everything moving forward, but outside of time everything has already occurred, and likely had occurred infinite times. In a way it is predetermined

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GoFlo Peace Through Strength
04/02/16 1:21 pm

A little of both, Compatibilism FTW!

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