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(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

A physical law is a means of assigning a probability to a future state of affairs, given the disposition of the relevant portion of the world at the present time.

  1. Physical laws are not necessarily based on the assumptions of strict causality nor of determinism, but only on the observed regularity and predictability of the world.
  2. Hence, for example, I am not necessarily committed to any "hidden variable" theories of quantum mechanics.
  3. Laws must be used with caution outside the domain in which they have been demonstrated to be reliable.

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