This is a helpfully concise communication of the dichotomy at hand. Thanks Nicholas. Maybe you can help me with a few things. I’ll start with this one: what does determinism say about mistakes? For example, while writing this reply, I’ve corrected a couple misspellings and even replaced a word I first used with one I liked better for the occasion. Would determinism go even as far and deep as having caused every single one of those steps, including the initial seemingly incorrect choices?

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