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Old 10-22-2017, 10:58 PM
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hi picklebottom.

it IS interesting. i used to draw a distinction between determinism and fatalism. in the former, your actions have consequences, in the latter, regardless of your actions, you end up in a particular situation, because it was so fated. but maybe determinism is the means through which fatalism works.
i think i agree with you on newtonian physics, it seems a reliable enough tool for certain kinds of stuff.

but i'm not sure if our daily lives are predictable in that sense. what i mean to say is that we may not respond the same way to the same stimuli. also, as thinking creatures, we react to our thoughts, and our thoughts seem to come from 'nowhere'. what i mean is, i think there's a kind of randomness to it. but i also think it may not be random, just chaotic. what do you think?
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