A question about randomness and determinism..........?

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Quantum mechanics has established the theory of randomness. That particles can pop in and out of existence without any particular cause. These "virtual particles", as understood, are random manifestations and need no cause for their existence. This was contrary to former understanding as to the scientific model called; "cause and effect".  And it took some time for this model to become accepted. As a result, the determinists among us had to swallow our pride and were expected to accept this dictum.

But before we cave into this, we must also remember that there is an accepted scientific model that says; Information is never really lost, it can only be diluted, diffused, or scrambled. And this generates the question I've been forced to contemplate.

If these particles had no cause to come into being, they came into existence with no prior transfer of information. And without any prior information about size, charge, mass, according to the theory of chaos, how is it possible to construct even the simplest of particles?

I suggest that the energetic space-time fabric transferred enough information to the local area to produce this so-called virtual particle and that randomness does not exist.

The question: Is randomness true or is the law of conservation of information? 
« Last Edit: 02/03/2013 22:43:50 by Ethos_ »
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