Monday, February 2, 2009

How much random is random..

Entire probability theory depends on this concept called.. "Random event" if you can recollect..

For example.. Coin flipping.. 

Now if you flip a coin the probability of getting head would be 1/2.. but if you clearly observe the number of turns that coin can take depends on deterministic variables like.. the force (or torque) we give it to the coin the and the climate conditions.. 

Since we don't have that precise control on the force we give.. we assume it as random event.. but in reality it is not random.. 

A lot of randomness comes from our inability to judge rather than some thing really random.. 

ps: with a possible exception of free will... 
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