14-18 June 2021
America/Toronto timezone

God does not play dice (He plays sudoku)

17 Jun 2021, 09:40


Emily Adlam (Basic Research Community for Physics)


I argue that modern physics gives us good reason to take seriously the possibility of laws which are non-local, global, or in some other way non-dynamical. I set out a general framework for lawhood which does not presuppose the standard kinematical/dynamical split, and I apply it to the problem of giving a generalized definition of determinism for the non-dynamical context. Finally I make some suggestions about how to draw conclusions about the global structure of the laws of nature from the local observations we are able to make.

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