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(Permalink) Posted: April 13 2007,08:57   

It was exactly the Weisel 38 I had in mind when I said ‘random’ was a metaphysical concept to Darwinian defenders.

Randomness is a statistical concept referring to a (typically flat) probability distribution, and often implies lack of correlation between independent variables.
random, being or relating to a set or to an element of a set each of whose elements has equal probability of occurrence.

A random process is a repeating process whose outcomes follow no describable deterministic pattern, but follow a probability distribution.

The environment. Is it random or not?

Gpuccio wrote a very long essay based on a faulty premise. The environment is not random. It is highly ordered. The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west in a regular cycle, the planets trace orbits against the fixed stars, water flows downhill, atoms spontaneously arrange themselves into non-random configurations. The entire history of science is a study of regularities in nature.

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