• Question: Why is the future unknowable?

    Asked by Ellie to Bose on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Benjamin Bose answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      We can predict the future, people do that all the time, but there are some things which can’t be predicted with absolute certainty – people for example. Another example of things which cannot be predicted are very very small things – so things which are smaller than atoms. Our best theory of the very small tells us that things are naturally unpredictable! There’s no known way around it.

      Personally, I still believe everything is and will be as it was meant to be – destiny, fate, I like the ideas and believe in them 🙂

      I accept things can’t always be predicted and love spontaneity and chance as I love twists in movies or books 🙂