I incline to distinguish historicism from determinism. In my view neither implies the other.
As a historicist, I argued that human
life was ineluctably historical, so explanations of ideas, texts, actions, and
practices should rely on historical narratives, not appeals to formal classifications, correlations, systems, or models. (Mark ...
Such speculation is useless and the (movie's) argument is not logic.
"Such speculation is useless":
a) The goal of knowing truth is survival, but survival depends also on other aspects, and moreover, survival is just possible for a limited amount of years. Therefore, with or without truth, we will end our physical existence at some point.
b) The value of ...