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## Main Question or Discussion Point

(I didn't know where to put this one, so somebody will eventually move it, I predict...)

This is a absolute newbie-question, so don't be evil!

Why does statistical mechanics deal with probabilities?

ASAIK, statistical mechanics is built on classical mechanics, where it is possible to predict the infinite future, if all the parameters of a system is known.

This is a absolute newbie-question, so don't be evil!

Why does statistical mechanics deal with probabilities?

ASAIK, statistical mechanics is built on classical mechanics, where it is possible to predict the infinite future, if all the parameters of a system is known.

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