I suspect that our differences are based only on the meaning of the word “determinism.” The first is objective: “To deter” means to prevent the continued motion of a microcosm; the second is subjective: “To determine” means to obtain a finite bit of information from a microcosm. Not being solipsists, UD folks don’t see this as being paradoxical in an infinite universe and certainly don’t believe that it could produce free will. The Second, Third, and Eighth Assumptions tell it all in their consupponible elegance:
Causality (All effects have an infinite number of material causes)
Uncertainty (It is impossible to know everything about anything, but it is possible to know more about anything)
Infinity (The universe is infinite, both in the microcosmic and macrocosmic directions)
You are right that indeterminists objected to the reductionism of classical mechanics. Nevertheless, in all those complaints you will not find any that suggest that the remedy is the expansionism of UD or neomechanics.
BTW: Any chance that I could use this conversation in my Blog? Ok to use your full name?
This is true, yes. They just recoil at the reduction, generally, and don't really understand how to remedy the situation. It's a rare individual, such as yourself, Bohm, or Prigogine, that understands the value of deep infinity to that end.
They assume this simply because the implicit understanding of "materiality" is foundational or immanently finite, not to mention the solid bias of the kinetic-atomic and ultimate particle view. They again reject finite determinism, not conceiving of the radical implications of determinism or materialism taken to its ultimate ends into the absolute.