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    jj5 wrote:

    I worry about the term 'deterministic'. I beleive everything is deterministic unless it takes state from outside itself.

    If you consider 'the universe' (i.e. everything) there is nowhere to draw state from. Thus, the universe is deterministic.

    interesting. so how does stuff like radioactive decay fit in? that is a non-deterministic process right? doesn't that make the universe non-deterministic ...( can you contain non-deterministic parts, and be deterministic yourself? )