When I was boy, my father explained free will and predestination to me:
I dig a fence post hole.
· Did I create the hole because of my own free will?
· Or was the hole already there and I simply removed the dirt? If true, the hole was predestined.
The question cannot be answered by examining the evidence. In philosophy terms, it is “empirically unanswerable.” That is the sort of stuff that philosophers debate. Religious people might point to scripture to support one conclusion over the other.
In physics, however, quantum randomness offers a definitive answer to the question of predestination vs. free will—for subatomic particles. Robert J.Marks, “Quantum Randomness Gives Nature Free Will” at Mind Matters More.
Dr. Marks goes on to explain why quantum mechanics can provide effective cryptography.
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