Originally Posted by JoeGoldfarb
yes, of course, i am aware of the reason he said that, which is why i included it here in this thread.
Einstein believed there is another feature to quantum mechanics that is presently unknown. along with him, there is a growing movement to do away with the randomness of QT. in the next five years i am sure one of the several explanations that breaks the illusion of the seeming random nature of reality will be widely accepted with proof and will go mainstream.
we are determined to do so
That is interesting and quite mind boggling!
If every event is capable of being predicted 100% by having the information of each underlying cause (down to the most miniscule butterfly effect), then, surely, that means the universe evolves in one way only.
Whether we tried to predict or not, whether we sat and did nothing or not, would not matter, since everything would just happen according to the previous conditions which make it happen. There would be a totally rigid evolution of the universe in one possible way only. The whole history of the universe, past, present and future, would be a frozen tableau, each moment fixed in time like a photograph.
If we believe that, then there is no free will.
However, if we believe that it is not rigidly fixed, that reality is more fluid, that possibilities rise up to, and fall away from, actualization in ways we still do not fully understand, then, perhaps there is still a case for free will.