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sarah
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@nomad I am not yet sure if there is any particular manner where there is a direct link, in nature, between sub-atomic behaviour, based on quantum theory, and the macroscopic world. However, I do know that man can create switches based on that sub-atomic behaviour and which then has, of course, macroscopic consequences. In that case, would you consider this to possibly be an exception to the Mechanistic philosophy? Also, one other thing that seems to part of the Mechanism viewpoint is that everything is predetermined and, thus, it seems that free will does not exist, at least not in the form that most people consider it to exist.