Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
#209076 - 01/15/13 10:53 PM Determinism
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Exactly what is this, please?

Top
#209078 - 01/15/13 11:32 PM Re: Determinism [Re: Jackie]
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
A fancy modern sciencey retelling of an old word: fatalism.

but I would say that, wouldn't I, given the existing conditions...?
wink

Top
#209079 - 01/16/13 02:35 AM Re: Determinism [Re: maverick]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1494
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Originally Posted By: maverick
A fancy modern sciencey retelling of an old word: fatalism.

but I would say that, wouldn't I, given the existing conditions...?
wink


Ah but remember, Maverick, you only think in terms of a purposeless existence.
But Lo, with the Big Bang came purpose.

We might not know our purpose. How could we? We are only deterministic.

But think about it. Whatever the Big Bang was all about... that is our purpose. cool

Top
#209087 - 01/16/13 12:32 PM Re: Determinism [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6295
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Fatalism?
Can you be more specific, please.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (01/16/13 12:33 PM)
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#209090 - 01/16/13 01:19 PM Re: Determinism [Re: Jackie]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
#209091 - 01/16/13 01:31 PM Re: Determinism [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6295
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
I see. Thanks. Some study is needed on my part. Appreciate it.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#209092 - 01/16/13 02:44 PM Re: Determinism [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10513
Loc: this too shall pass
Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu


see esp. fatalism for a contrast of determinism, fatalism and predeterminism.

Top
#209094 - 01/16/13 04:56 PM Re: the preterite & the elect [Re: tsuwm]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
Sheep go to heaven and goats go to hell.
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#209098 - 01/16/13 07:21 PM Re: Determinism [Re: Jackie]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
"Determinism often is taken to mean simply causal determinism, which in physics is the idea known as cause-and-effect. It is the concept that events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state (of an object or event) is completely determined by prior states."

My at one time 17 year old son tried to convince me that as soon as all data about everything would be known and collected we would be able to completely control the course of events. He was quite certain this would happen. I don't know, they still can't get the weather forcast totally right.




Top
#209099 - 01/16/13 07:51 PM Re: Determinism [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13799
Originally Posted By: BranShea


My at one time 17 year old son tried to convince me that as soon as all data about everything would be known and collected we would be able to completely control the course of events. He was quite certain this would happen. I don't know, they still can't get the weather forcast totally right.





The only problem is that we will never know all the data about anything.

Top
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8713 Members
16 Forums
13800 Topics
214425 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
Byz, EdithBraemar, sherilla, AnonAmos, Blanco14
8713 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (wofahulicodoc, tsuwm), 30 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bazr 122
endymion6 94
wofahulicodoc 93
LukeJavan8 90
jenny jenny 64
A C Bowden 35
Tromboniator 8
Faldage 6
zmjezhd 2
olly 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13799
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10513
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
LukeJavan8 6295
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith