Does fate exist? My friend and I were talking a few days ago and came up with some interesting conclusions:

In a purely scientific sense, your brain is simply a biological computer that uses complex interactions of enzymes to store memory and make decisions based on nerve input. So, what would happen if you could understand all of these reactions? It probably will never happen, but even if you dont know all the variables, the fact that variables that exist and can be known dictates that there is a specific way we react to stimulus. Therefor, you could accurately predict what a person would exactly do based on the stimulus provided.

Apply this to the entire universe. Even if we dont ever understand all the variables that make the universe work, the fact that there are variables makes the universes tract linear and decided. nobody would ever be able to understand or know the progression (eg the future) but it still exists. So therefore, fate does exist. Or does it?

all of this is like a mathematical equation. You know all the variables and you can solve it, even if you dont get an answer. but what abour random chance? that is the only thing that could even throw the equation off. Random chance would cause the equation to come out with a different solution every time it was calculated. So therefore, with random chance existing, fate does not exist and you really do control your own destiny. But does randomosity exist? Computers spit out 'random' numbers, but these are just lists compiled by programmers that have a number selected from them based on the nanosecond its chosen. Can true randomosity exist in the universe?

Thats as far as my friend and I could go. So: Fate? Or do we have a choice? What do we like to think we have?

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Rowen

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