Timequake Themes

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Free Will

The timequake takes free will from the world for a period of ten years. Although Kilgore Trout thinks that free will is highly overrated, the effects of the timequake on humans become disastrous once it ends. This is a logical extension of what might happen should free will be suspended for a significant amount of time and points to the existence of free will within the normal time-space continuum. With free will, people need to learn things and keep on their toes, such as how to drive a car. Without free will, people go on autopilot. Life is predictable, yet still not safe.

Arguments have been constructed regarding free will and destiny. However, destiny cannot be proven. It is likely an illusion due to the fact that people need to be ever vigilant in order to avoid accidents and thereby survive. Nevertheless, there are life conditions such...

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