Posted: Jun 07, 2012 1:00 pm
by backmarker
Thanks for the welcome, Durro. I'm impressed with the engagement on this board--on most internet forums you can hear the crickets chirping in the welcome section.

Durro wrote:•there's no such thing as literal randomness, e.g. effects with no cause
I can think of a few - the generation of virtual particles, the decay of radioactive isotopes and quite possibly, the spontaneous energy release which led to the creation of the universe as we know it.

Can you elaborate on this? I'd enjoy further discussion, but I think reason depends on cause-and-effect, so if that's not granted, I'm blown right out of the water :(. In fact, I don't think cause-and-effect is unprovable, because wouldn't the proof rely on cause-and-effect?