Re: The lot is cast ...

Adrian Teo (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:10:39 -0800

Chuck Noren wrote:

> Suppose you have before you two closed boxes that you cannot se
> inside of:
> Box A -- This box holds $10,000.
> Box B -- This box either holds $20,000 or nothing.
> You are given the following options. You may choose box B
> or you may pick both boxes (A and B). In addition, you are told
> that God had placed the $10,000 in box A and had placed the
> $20,000 in box B depending on what He thought you would do:
> nothing would be in box B if God thinks you would choose the
> two boxes, or $20,000 would be in box B if God thinks you would
> only choose box B.
> Question: what would you do? Does God have the ability to
> predict with complete accuracy what you would do? Gardner
> then posed the question if God is able to always accurately
> predict what your action is here, then do you have free will?

This is an interesting question. Since God transcends time and space,
could it be possible that immediately after we have made our decision,
God alters the content of the boxes accordingly? Does that both offers
us free will and control of the outcomes to God ultimately?

Adrian Teo, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Whitworth College
Spokane, WA 99251
Tel: (509)777-4420   //