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Philip Ronald Dutton
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First Cause Arguments

When thinking about emergent behaviour in general it is not immediately obvious as to how discuss such systems in light of First Cause type arguments/discussions.


If we had a system (some special case CA, for example) for which we knew we could not know the initial configurations,rules, and all (and hence, the very thing which caused the emergent behaviour) then would we not, indeed, have a closed First Cause argument?

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