Essay heading: Is Destiny a Matter of Chance or Choice?

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July 28, 2005

 

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As David Atkatz clarified in his article “Newton, Determinism, and Chaos”, for the objects, it is possible to determine the future by counting in its initial position, velocity and forces acting upon them. Atkatz say: “…for collections of objects: given the initial conditions- the position and velocity of each body- and the acting forces, the entire future history of that system is determined uniquely” (Atkatz, p 1)...
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In brief, if mechanistic functions and initial conditions were known, the future of an event could be predicted. This can be the case for the objects; however, it is not possible to apply it to human beings. Although there are some limitations, human beings have their free will and they can make choices which make the future unpredictable...
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