- Travis Tokarek
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Should Chance be considered a physical force that we are bound by (like gravity, elctromagnetism, the strong force and the weak force)?
How do we define a law? How do we define a force? A law is a generalization based on consistent experience or results. A force is a strength or power exerted upon an object. We have a vague idea of how the forces that govern our physical world work, and we have attempted to quanitfy them using equations. These forces include gravity, electromagnetism, the strong force and the weak force. My question is, what do we consider the concept of chance? It is quantifiable, and yet we don't have a description for what "it" is. Chance governs everything, from the amount of genes you will inherit from your mother and father, to the fall of the dice in a game of craps. The first thing many of you will think is that chance is governed by the other four forces, but the real question is, are the other forces what make up Chance. Maybe Chance is the one force that rules everything. If we were able to break down a dice into it's individual atoms, and quantify how it will behave due to the four forces acting on it as a whole, would we be able to determine the number that would appear after it has been rolled? Could we ever really be 100% sure? I believe the variables go deeper than is possible to ever understand. I believe quantifying our forces is the human result of objectifying everything we encouter (as a result of our senses). I just want to know where others stand on the forces that govern us, and our ability to understand them, am I alone in thinking we are the icarus' of the 21 century? Are we flying to close to the sun in an attempt to understand everything that comes our way? Could it be as simple as a single force dictating either yes or no?