Sunday, May 09, 2010

Infinite Order & Limited Freedom?

Here’s a thought . . . Perhaps free will can only exist  in a finite universe.  Perhaps order can only exist in an infinite reality that exists beyond the universe.  Can finite free will exist within infinite order?  Or, as one might put it, can finity and infinity co-exist?  Asking this question seems similar to asking whether a pre-determined path for all things can co-exist with free will.  Maybe free will can only exist within limits and order, or determinism, can only exist without them.  Seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it?  Don’t ask me to explain my thinking, as I don’t fully understand it myself.  This is merely an intuition, which I must explore further.