Free Will vs. Predetermination
Leaving aside the religious angles on predetermination and being grossly simplistic on an overdone topic, it comes down to these:
If we have free will, then actual randomness must exist in the universe.
If we do not have free will, then everything is predetermined.
If everything is predetermined, then time is tenseless. (past, present, future are all fully formed and time's passage is an "illusion")
If everything is not predetermined, then time's passage takes on the form of the present and multiple futures are possible.
If time is tenseless, then there is no such thing as free will.
If time is tenseless, then there is a possibility of a unifying theory of everything.
My telos is a techne to support facts.
Godel claims proof that there are no closed systems.
All basic math and physics depend on equations based on ideal circumstances. They also use maths solved in 2 and 3 dimensions, which are not factual physical objects, and therefore can only ever be considered models of reality and never theories of reality.
Non-linear dynamics approaches fractional dimensions and is the only math trying to describe actual reality, its prince is the fractal.
If the fractal represents physical reality, evidence is pointing toward free will.
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