Each repeat increases a sense – an emotion as it were – of certainty. Dependability. Trust. Rest. A sense that you can build upon it.

Michael Smith They can be. Future is fundamentally unpredictable. We observe what we refer to as patterns and they seem to repeat. In a broad sense they seem to but more importantly we believe they do.

Each repeat increases a sense – an emotion as it were – of certainty. Dependability. Trust. Rest. A sense that you can build upon it.

But do things repeat? We are quick to create exceptions when they do. Or we create a dividing line between “theory” vs “reality” and allows for “error” implying the truth is in the perfect form or perfect performance of a sequence.

But at which level is it repeating? At which level is it a unique event?

So imagine a viewpoint whereby all events are random and not the result of repeating pattern (reason would be an example of a seeming repeating pattern we believe to be repeating (trustworthy to have the same result each time).

So arguably, whether random or the action of a deity, there is no way to know which. One might say random, one might say a deity. The Fates after all, were Gods.

Likewise, with this notion of patterns, reason, reasoning, logic: we believe in repeatability but in true randomness, sequences do occur more than once: it is only pseudo-randomness where nothing repeats. True randomness has sequences more than one and many similars.

So that is what I’m putting forward.

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