As much as I find the flavor of mint delightful, I will not chew something that convention tells me not to swallow. Doing so seems as illogical as believing that the sun will not rise tomorrow.
Fair say. I don't think i will chew gum anymore either, it's a good excuse. Anyways i think my duty here is done. Less someone should talk about the main topic again, in that case i'll have to derail it once more
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
I wonder what the probability is of event a happening, given that b has happened, when that a->b occurence has only happened once before?
you are thinking predestination?
As of right now, there are is predestination occuring in the stars, or so it appears. There is a mathematical limit to what can happen. That said, there is a mathematical preseision for what WILL happen. If (B) happense, it is a result of mathematical occurences (A) that made the reaction (B) happen. The stars are ruled by mathematical occurences and when looking at the whole universe of mathematical occurences happening, there is a predestined reaction that will take place. Unless there was a Conciousness that was guiding all of it into infinite possibility