Fate

Me and my brother were having one of our philosophical discussions when he brought up a very interesting thought-experiment: Imagine a world in which fate exists (this would be the present world for those who do believe in fate), and now try to imagine a world in which fate does not exist. On the whole, is there any difference at all that can be distinguished? Both me and my brother agreed on the point that there would be no obvious difference between the two worlds. That means, from an objective, scientific point of view, the theory of fate is superfluous (pretty much like the existence of Ether in physics). However, i was of the opinion that this doesn't rule out the possibility of fate as well, because i have always had this queer idea that divine interventation may work through the element of randomness, and in the absence of fate, the interactions between persons do seem like random collisions and bondings of particles.

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