What is destiny: Definition and 15 Discussions

Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate (from Latin fatum "decree, prediction, destiny, fate"), is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual.

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  1. Sumeru

    Please express this theory of mine mathematically or through equations

    Can you please express this theory mathematically or through equations? Destiny is the automatically predestined chain or course of events spread throughout the universe that originated from the first cosmic event called the Big Bang. It automatically determined when, where and exactly what...
  2. jk22

    Destiny: space does not exist, only time and a suite of commands?

    What if the brain received simply a list of commands to execute, like a processor ? Hence all the visualization were just a creation of an internal geometry. Fatality is then unavoidable since the commands have to be executed and since the datas are one dimensional, there were no way to escape.
  3. vinicius0197

    Engineering Is management the destiny of every engineer?

    I've been discussing with some friends of mine recently and one of them pointed out that all senior engineers end up more involved with management stuff than actual engineering work. I know that, in some cases, that is not correct, but even so, I wonder if the big opportunities in an engineering...
  4. E

    Living Forever Through Relative Time: Two People, One Destiny

    Two person have a relative velocity... Each one see other ones time slowing down... We know both will die at the age of 70... Each one will see that the other one is alive when he dies?How?
  5. bohm2

    Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Uncover Hidden Code in DNA

    Flexible epigenetic code-are genes our destiny-? Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) — A "hidden" code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far...
  6. B

    Is There Destiny? - Can We Predict the Future?

    I know that the world is made of atoms and energy, so humans. If we have a supercomputer that know the velocities, masses and other physical measurements of all the atoms at a specific time, then we can predict what will going to happen in the next second using laws of physics. Is that mean we...
  7. T

    Uncertainty principle vs destiny

    I have always had a problem with the concept of "you can't know" and because of that I have always had a problem with the uncertainty principle. Because people much smarter than me have fought this issue longer than I have been alive, and I because am not really qualified to have an opinion I...
  8. D

    No such thing as Free Will or Destiny?

    I would just like to introduce myself, as I am new to this forums, someone linked me to it from youtube.com. I was wanting to share one of my philosophy "theories" with you guys, who will probably rip it to threads, due to it just being a rough draft idea I came up with while thinking one day...
  9. marcus

    Size and Destiny of the Universe -nice JPG file

    "Size and Destiny of the Universe"---nice JPG file I just re-connected with this modest plain-looking JPG file which is a plot of the universe's scale factor over time and thought I'd share it this post in this other thread gives some context---links to the text of the article where this...
  10. C

    Creating Destiny: Free Choice or Fixed Fate?

    Alright so my roomate and I are having an argument and we need some help. My roomates argument is, if you were to teleport into the future, the moment you step into the future you would create destiny up until the moment you stepped into the future. In order to see everything that is in the...
  11. Mk

    CACA: Is it Our New Climate Destiny?

    I got this great idea. It came to me. Instead of Anthropogenic global warming (AGW), we should call it catastrophic anthropogenic climate alternation (CACA). :cool: Do we like this one better or should we stick with AGW? I personally like CACA better. Maybe I'll use it instead. :biggrin: Reminds...
  12. E

    The destiny of an antiparticle

    I'm pretty much a newby to the ins and outs of QED and have a question about antiparticles. First: stop me if I'm wrong... Antiparticles can be thought of as (or simple are?) normal particles moving backwards in time. Experiments have shown photons splitting into electron-positron pairs followed...
  13. H

    Is Destiny Just an Excuse for Unforeseen Failures and Successes?

    People say that you cannot change your destiny..It is simply inevitable...U just cannot change it.. So, if you are preparing for a very simple exam for 10 years, but destiny has it that you will never clear it, so will you not?? Does this mean, that destiny actually comes into play after...
  14. phoenixthoth

    Do we have the power to control our destiny?

    The following quotes are from http://www.etymonline.com . destiny - c.1325, from O.Fr. destinée (12c.), fem. pp. of destiner, from L. destinatus, pp. of destinare "make firm, establish" (see destination). The sense is of "that which has been firmly established," as by fate. destination -...
  15. N

    Can Beagle 2 Lander uncover evidence of life on Mars?

    Correspondence with those “In The Know”) I thought I’d initiate a discussion about the experiment aboard Beagle 2 Lander. I have reproduced a selection of correspondence I have had with others below. I have censored various questions (due to the sensitive nature of the information) as well as...