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science = determinism?

Peter Seebach seebs at plethora.net
Sat Nov 27 04:20:19 EST 1999

In article <81jmfs$fv2$1 at pyrite.mv.net>, Bill Todd <billtodd at foo.mv.com> wrote:
>Am I the only one who believes that 'random' means that the probabilities of
>all possible outcomes are equal?

No, but that doesn't mean you're right, it just means lots of people don't
understand "random" very well.

If you have *NO* other information, you might as well assume that all the
probabilities are equal.  Often, you have other information.

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