Re: [asa] Contingency and Quantum Indeterminacy

From: George L. Murphygmurphy@raex.com <Murphygmurphy@raex.com>
Date: Wed Mar 19 2008 - 13:37:58 EDT
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> In the ASA statement of faith, we use the term "contingent order."  Contingency is important in Torrance's thought as well as Polanyi's.  Contingency is also part of Aquinas' teleological argument.  Does the notion of contingency as we use it require a creation ex nihlo, a big bang?  How does contingency relate to quantum indeterminacy, since states are only represented by probability distributions?  Are quantum probability distributions completely open, or are they bounded by more basic physical laws?
> -- David W. OpderbeckAssociate Professor of LawSeton Hall University Law SchoolGibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology(ASA Member)
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George L. Murphy
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