- Anhad Kashyap
- Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Business Process Reengineering Consultant, Alcatel Lucent
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Is the Creation Predetermined or Random ?
So far I was moving with a notion that “the creation is pre determined”. Which means everything is destined or we can say every inertial space time frame is predetermined. While having a discussion with Sumat Nanda, a close friend and co-worker, I happened to remember a book which I had read in my childhood. This book was a part of “Give Yourself Goosebumps” series by R. L. Stine. Though I do not remember the name of the book, nor do remember the story, what I remember is the way in which the entire sequence in the book was programmed. At the end of each incident, the reader was asked to make choices and for a particular choice, it used to be mentioned, read the following page to know what happens when you make this choice. And then I jumped here and there in the book, made different choices, some choices led to death and some led to different incidents. We can call it the butterfly effect in a way. So this book prompted me to try and explore a possibility of the future being partially predetermined. Let us talk of the Goosebumps book. Now from the reader’s perspective, the inertial frame is the book and the reader is free to make choices. Of every choice, there would exist one true state and all other would be realities. All readers who read the book may have experiences in a different sequence but would be confined to the knowledge content in this inertial frame. So this book is predetermined but the reader has to make choices i.e. free will. But the question in this case is “How free is our free will?” The knowledge content is predetermined with an intention that all the readers get the same amount of knowledge by the end of the book but our free will here is allowed only to flow within the inertial frame. The message or the core idea to be transmitted to readers is fixed and then the entire book in reverse engineered which ensures that all the readers carry the same content with a feeling of freedom while reading. SO CREATION IS PREDETERMINED OR PROGRAMMED ?