Indeterminism as following from action or reception being of individual natures

Nature, an interior principle, is the principle of an individual thing. In considering the natures of things less familiar to us, this individuality becomes less vivid, which makes us view their activities as more and more homogeneous and undifferentiated. No one would assume two horses can run equally well, or that two dogs are equally good at learning tricks, but we easily assume that the activities of two atoms are utterly and completely uniform, and that every energy pulse or performed in exactly the same way. Our conviction of homogeneity is made even more intense by the mathematical formalism that is essential to scientific method. This apparent homogeneity silently convinces us that there is no variability in the things that physics or chemistry study- that there is no greater or lesser ability to act or receive. This belief is an abstraction from the individuality of natural agents and patients, from the composition of matter and form in all natures that act or receive. Determinism- which has faded in recent years, but still commands the imagination- is based on this homogenizing abstraction that imputes to things that act or receive a kind of uniformity that no group of individuals can really have. The determinist forgets that actions- whether of action or reception- are of individuals.

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