We shall draw an affirmative answer to the question posed in the
title. The key point will be a quantum description of physical reality. Once fixed at ontic level two basic elements, namely the laws of
physics and the matter, we argue that the underlying physical reality
emerges from the interconnection between these two elements. We
consider any physical process, including measurement, modeled by
unitary evolution. In this context, we will deduce quantum random-
ness as a consequence of inclusion of the observer into the quantum
system. The global picture of the universe is in a sense deterministic,
but from our own local perspective (as part of the system) we perceive
quantum mechanical randomness. Then, the notion of "information"
turns out to be a derivative concept.