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The controversy between free will and determinism has been argued about for years What is the difference between the two Looking in a dictionary free will is the power attributed to human beings of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will Free will allows free choice Yet determinism is the total opposite Determinism has this definition The philosophical doctrine that every event act and decision is the inescapable consequence of antecedents that are independent of the human will Determinism states that humans have no free will to choose what they wish That seems real extreme and harsh Even though this is what determinism is doesnt mean that the determinists are trying to steal your freedom Its only what they believe because of religion and cause and effect In religion many people believe in the existence of a god supports determinism The basis of god is that he is all-knowing and all-powerful If free will is allowed there would be decisions and actions in which God could not know due to the persons choice This would limit Gods omnipotence which is unacceptable to some The other argument for determinism is causation or causes and effects This argument depends on relationships that should happen with the same results every time such as a baseball breaking a window breaking the window Basing on this everything in the universe has a cause And if all the causes and the events were known then it would be possible to easily predict the future If everything can be foreseen then this proves that nothing that anyone does can change the courses of the future This of course is not possible Determinism says that what you do can be the cause of what your life turns out to be
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