In the present text so far,
we have systematically
avoided the use of terms such as
"random", "luck", "fortune", "chance", "accident".
The reason is that we usually only
express our ignorance when we use these words.
The eclipse would have happened anyway.
Astronomers have known about it for a long time.
I just haven’t heard about it.
shadow of the earth would have
moved like this, whether there were people on
the earth or not, either the knowledgeable
astronomers or my ignorant self.
The trap of anthropocentrism lurks
in every step of our thinking.
At the same time of course, we could use
the term random
(without quotes this time) for
phenomena that occur without reason, whose
appearance is not subject to the law of causality.
Such phenomena whose existence we
denied with our decision in Chapter 5.
We could agree here whether we call these
phenomena random (without quotes), or lawless
because they obey no law, or free because they
are not bound by obligation to causality.
Let us use the term free
which refers to our freedom of thought.
Neither the one nor the other.
Here something has happened
that we meet for
the first time and therefore
our embarrassment is understandable.
We have found that the very nature
of the electron
contains a certain
ambiguity about its kinetic state.
This means that the Natural Law itself
describes the nature, the deeper
essence of the electron) is unclear!
It allows some freedom
for the motion of the electron.
And this applies
not only to the electrons.
The same thing applies even to heavier
particles,to atoms and molecules.
out that Quantum Mechanics
applies to the entire Cosmos.