Hi Inrealtime87,

I am a Compatibilist and accept Absolute Determinism. This issue you are looking at is a simple error where some confuse Randomness with Probability. In other words, just because some aspects of our reality have a probability nature, doesn't then lead to a strong argument that Randomness must then exist.

For example, take the decimal value for Pi as 3.14159... etc.

It is absolutely deterministic.. yet since I don't know the 50th decimal digit, I'll assume that the probability that the specific 50th digit.. is a probability of one in ten.. of being the value "5".

Inrealtime87 wrote:If everything certainly exists in what the realist calls an objective reality, could they have a probabilistic view?

I would answer that with a "Yes" as it applies to me. Just don't confuse Randomness (which doesn't actually exist) with the concepts of Probability, which really do exist all around us.

(IMHO)Back later.. have to head out now.

Best Regards,

Dave :^)