Again, if the Law of Causality is not Law, what caused the universe?
I don't quite see how?
Yes the odds of flipping 20 heads and then 1 tails is the same as flipping 21 heads but, so what?
The odds(due to landing on heads so many times in a row) of both are still insanely high? And as I stated, we aren't just talking about 20 coin flips we are talking about a near infinite number of flips all of which would have landed on heads....so regardless of what the next coin flip is, the odds that we've gotten this far without having landed on tails, is astronomical. Why you're disputing this is beyond me.
yet the probability of getting 5 heads and 5 tails in any order off 10 flips would be 0.24609?
You say science does not use causations but functions. Could you elaborate or provide an example?
There is inductive and deductive reasoning.
Inductive is drawing general conclusions from specific observations.
This is pretty close to the scientific method.
Deductive reasoning is lining up premises in an argument to arrive at a valid conclusion.
Even using deductive reasoning requires the use on inductive reasoning.
For example, you can deduce using valid premises that all people die. This is still based on inductive reasoning since you have to observe specific examples to draw that general conclusion. It's a valid conclusion and it used inductive reasoning as well as deductive reasoning.
My point there is that using inductive reasoning, you specifically observe the effect of a certain cause.
Even if you use deductive reasoning, you still have inductive reasoning underneath.
As for the gunshot thing, good clarification.
Point being, the cause of death would be more or less a chain reaction of cause and effect.
Gun is shot
Bullet strikes body
Bullet does damage to vital functions
vital function(s) cease
Science tells us the "Cause of Death" would be bleeding out or a punctured lung, etc. There you have it, death was caused by an effect.
What would the scientific function of that death look like?
The odds don't decrease because they are dependent on the previous flips but because of simple statistical mathematics and probabilities.
Logical explanation: why a god must exist
You might claim there's a difference because of how many players there were in the lottery and that someone was bound to win.
Okay, I'll rephrase.
If the Law of Causality is not Law, WHY is the universe at all?