Re: hamilton (Post 4616694)
So you believe your life was mapped out before it even started?
If you are seeking to justify your belief I am afraid I am of no use to you.
The topic should have been titled: "Prove various metaphysical bullshit that might enable us to escape responsibility for our poorest decisions".
It's bad enough that religion gave us gods and devils as scapegoats. Now we have cult scientism coddling determinism as if it was fact, rather than a practical assumption that might not even be necessary for motivating us to improve our predictive procedures.
We never have nor ever will confirm that there are zero anomalies in nature, that every micro and macro event that occurs in the cosmos is unerringly obeying a lofty set of principles or a single overarching algorithmic process. I'd certainly like to meet any person who claims to have inspected and rigidly tested every bit of the universe continuously over the last 13-plus billion years as well as the incredibly lengthy era of the future after this, verifying that it never strays from the rules of some all-embracing theory of everything that hasn't even been successfully formulated yet. Give that man/woman or research team a cigar!