Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's the chance of a lifetime...

While listening to Ron for the Roses, by Dan Fogelberg (yes, I'm a sap, and proud of it!), I realized that the modern and postmodern person worships Cush, or Chaos, or Chance.  This worship works its way into Physics, where the fundamental tenet of Quantum Mechanics is the inherent randomness of all things, and all the certainty you can hope for is statistical.  It also works its way into philosophy, in the definition of Free Will.  At bottom is a random number generator, because people abhor determinism.  But the only alternative to determinism is randomness.

I don't want to have at the heart of 'me' some random process.  I reject Cush.