Is reality a random series of actions, one dependent and activated by the previous (like a chain reaction)? Or, is reality organic, each element coming into being independently (like flowers in a garden)?

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  • Was there something that you read, or some event, that brought this question to mind? Such information might help people to prepare their answers. – Mark Andrews Apr 16 '18 at 17:45
  • Hi, welcome to Philosophy SE. Please visit our Help Center to see what questions we answer and how to ask. Currently your question is not a good fit for this site because Mechanism and Vitalism are both longstanding and controversial views, and there is no way to answer your question other than by users voicing their personal opinions which is off-topic here. Also, the two options are not exhaustive so another answer is neither. – Conifold Apr 16 '18 at 19:38
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    Flowers in a garden are mechanistic, they only appear organic to the casual observer. – Callum Bradbury Apr 17 '18 at 20:16

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