Prediction is the fruitful product of good science, but how far can prediction go? Physics is the most mathematical and rigorous of the sciences and so prediction is most successful in physics. But are there limits to predictability in physics? What about quantum indeterminacy? Are there ultimate barriers to prediction in physics?
Scott Joel Aaronson is a theoretical computer scientist and faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. His primary area of research is quantum computing and computational complexity theory more generally.
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William Albert Dembski is an American philosopher and theologian. He is currently a Professor of Culture & Science at the Southern Evangelical Seminary at Matthews, North Carolina, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.
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