Zachriel
Posts: 2714 Joined: Sep. 2006

Charlie Quote  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. Quote  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.

gpuccio Quote  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 nonrandom configurations. The entire history of science is a study of regularities in nature.
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