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What determines the fate of each individual?

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Question asked by: mtalaisa

Asked on: 16 Mar 2010

This depends on your beliefs around free will, determinism and even possibly fatalism.

If you believe that everything in the world is mechanical and happens through blindly following physics, then nature itself determines our fate, or more accurate the prior state of the universe determines the next one, which was determined by the previous state and soon.

If you believe in some randomness then it is quantum mechanical processes that introduce some randomness which feed into those otherwise mechanical processes.

If you belive in human agency and free will to some extent then we determine our own destiny within the confines of that free will operating.

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Replied at: 16 Mar 2010
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