Please comment on this thought.
It is my understanding that “accidents” can only occur when there is a deviation from intent. Like an automobile accident or a little boy “accidentally” throwing a baseball through the window of his house. He did not intend to do so, it was an “accident”. Intent is a matter of the will. Will can only be exercised by a person. Therefore, an accident cannot occur without also inferring that intent, will and ultimately a person is involved.
So to answer my own question; Can the word “accident” be used in referring to a product of time + chance + matter the answer is “NO.” Even the word “accident” implies intent, Even if it is unintended.
Does this make sense? Am I missing something? I appreciate feedback.