What would have to be the case if “blind forces” meant something?

Say it made sense to say that forces lacked foresight. This could only be so if foresight was something that a force by nature requires (there are other meanings of “blind” as when it means “to cause blindness in another”, but none of these could be what blind force means) A blind force would have to be one that needed to be joined to foresight to accomplish whatever it might accomplish. This seems true, in fact, since force can have no direction in itself. Of itself, force does not go one direction or another. In a tug of war, for example, it is exactly the same force in the rope that makes side A collapse if B lets go as makes B collapse if A lets go.

(or, go and read the Collins piece linked to below)


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