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Although there is no means of demonstrating the existence of non-physical events, physicists first admitted limits to the causality principle circa 1 92 5 in accepting the 'uncertainty principle'. Although, as Rapoport notes, 'There is no discernible connection between the Uncertainty Principle and what is thought to underline freewill .. ' (op. cit. p. 88) the antideterminists seized on this as an admission of their point of view. Since that time the determinist approach has not enjoyed its former favour but I cannot agree with Bell that it has 'few serious adherents'.
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