Biological determinism is the hypothesis that biological factors such as an organism's individual genes (as opposed to social or environmental factors) completely determine how a system behaves or changes over time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Biological determinism"
Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. No mysterious miracles or wholly random events occur. If there has been even one indeterministic event since the beginning of time, then determinism is false. ...more on Wikipedia about "Determinism"
In mathematics, a deterministic system is a system in which no randomness is involved in the development of future states of the system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deterministic system (mathematics)"
A deterministic system is a conceptual model of the philosophical doctrine of determinism applied to a system for understanding everything that has and will occur in the system, based on the physical outcomes of causality. In a deterministic system, every action, or cause, produces a reaction, or effect, and every reaction, in turn, becomes the cause of subsequent reactions. The totality of these cascading events can theoretically show exactly how the system will exist at any moment in time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deterministic system (philosophy)"
Environmental determinism, also known as Climatic determinism, "environmentalism," or the "geographic factor," is the view that the physical environment, rather than social conditions, determines culture. Those who believe this view say that humans are strictly defined by stimulus- response ( environment- behavior) and cannot deviate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Environmental determinism"
Indeterminacy in computation is concerned with the effects of indeterminacy in concurrent computation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indeterminacy in computation"
Classical Newtonian physics has, formally, been replaced by Quantum mechanics on the small scale and Relativity on the large scale. Because most humans continue to think in terms of the kind of events we perceive in the human scale of daily life, it became necessary to provide a new philosophical interpretation of classical physics. Classical mechanics worked extremely well within its domain of observation but made inaccurate predictions at very small scale - atomic scale systems - and when objects moved very fast or were very massive. Viewed through the lens of quantum mechanics or relativity, we can now see that classical physics, imported from the world of our everyday experience, includes notions for which there is no actual evidence. For example, that there exists one absolute time shared by all observers. Or the idea that electrons are discrete entities like miniature planets that circle the nucleus in definite orbits. . ...more on Wikipedia about "Philosophical interpretation of classical physics"
Quantum indeterminacy is the apparent necessary incompleteness in the description of a physical system, that has become one of the characteristics of the standard description of quantum physics. Prior to quantum physics, it was thought that (a) a physical system had a determinate state which uniquely determined all the values of its measurable properties, and conversely (b) the values of its measurable properties uniquely determined the state. Albert Einstein may have been the first person to carefully point out the radical effect the new quantum physics would have on our notion of physical state. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quantum indeterminacy"
Physicists have sometimes used the term " determinism" in a special way that people such as Karl Popper and Stephen Hawking have called scientific determinism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scientific determinism"
In quantum physics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states that one cannot assign with full precision values for certain pairs of observable variables, including the position and momentum, of a single particle at the same time even in theory. It furthermore precisely quantifies the imprecision by providing a lower bound (greater than zero) for the product of the standard deviations of the measurements. The uncertainty principle is one of the cornerstones of quantum mechanics and was discovered by Werner Heisenberg in 1927. ...more on Wikipedia about "Uncertainty principle"
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