As a thought experiment, would it be logically plausible to claim that the apparent randomness of Quantum Mechanics could be explained by the existence of a universal and deterministic pseudo-random number generator (PRNG)? And this PRNG could be used to feed a plethora of pseudo-random sampling functions underlying all probabilistic distributions in Quantum Mechanics. If this is logically possible, then that would mean determinism is not incompatible with Quantum Mechanics.
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Various theorems show that you can't reproduce the predictions of quantum mechanics with a locally deterministic theory, and that you can't have a hidden variables theory in which complementary observables simultaneously actually have the values (or distribution of values) that they would exhibit when measured. So quantum randomness isn't going to come e.g. from something akin to subquantum brownian motion, without your 'deterministic' subquantum theory having some unusual causal features like nonlocality or backwards-in-time causality.