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Could the future already exist?
I have put a lot of effort into trying to define parts of Quantum Mechanics and how they might relate to predeterminism.Please can you illustrate where I am at fault, rather than just saying 'no'?
The randomness element you refer to is provided by matter, energy and forces of the universal laws.Think of the Mendelbrot set. Notice how seemingly random images arise from complex quadratic polynomials. From an outside perspective, we already know all of the points and plots within each iteration, but to a single point it might seem that everything is random. This is a bit of a crude analogy because of the nature of math application implies that the next point follows the first, but in predeterminism the present and future states also decides the previous ones. They do not exist separately. Also, symmetry is not present because the universe is not a quadratic equation. So the Earth would continue to spin, and apparent randomness would exist. Everything functions as we experience it now.
I understand your point of view. Do you understand mine?
Determinism is to do with predicting events. Predeterminism is to do with the future already existing.At least, that's my grasp of the definitions. I have found that people get very annoyed if you mess it up.
What term would you prefer that we used to measure the possibilities of an outcome?