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To: kc8ukw
And it seems to me, as well as to other physicists I’ve discussed the issue with, that quantum mechanics is still deterministic, it’s just probabalitically deterministic rather than absolutely deterministic.

If you stick to a 100% naturalistic explanation then it is "indeterminate". But if you bring in "probabalitically deterministic" you open the door to theological explanations.

I recall a physicist saying "yes... the universe is ruled by chance, but God runs the Casino".

19 posted on 02/26/2009 9:44:48 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
I recall a physicist saying "yes... the universe is ruled based on chance, but God runs the Casino".
20 posted on 02/26/2009 9:50:01 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
If you stick to a 100% naturalistic explanation then it is "indeterminate". But if you bring in "probabalitically deterministic" you open the door to theological explanations.

Perhaps the universe is superdeterministic. That's a way around quantum probabilities, and information getting around at superluminal speeds. But it's not a very appealing idea.
24 posted on 02/26/2009 10:18:31 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Prov 16:33 The dice are cast into the lap, but every result is from the Lord.

With that being said, why do you suppose Creationists have such a bugaboo about chance? Most assume that if there is any element of chance involved that means that God is not in control, which is not scriptural, and truth be told, quite idiotic.


41 posted on 02/26/2009 12:02:06 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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