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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 07 September 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Replay, Auditor

This is the old Laplacian thesis (which as far as I know, has been thoroughly discredited by modern physics), isn't it? In principle, there's no way of knowing the exact state of any part of the universe at any given time.

And even if you could map the entire universe (which I agree is impossible), that does not have to mean that you could predict what would happen next. Not unless you really believed that all the universe is is a bunch of matter/energy randomly bouncing into itself. view post


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