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Posted by Aurino Souza on August 16, 2001 16:09:12 UTC

Harv,

Since you agree that a random function is not computable, would you agree that a random function, if one exists, is necessarily paradoxical? That's my basic argument and it seems very simple to me. Because of that I can only see two possible scenarios:

I. The universe is not paradoxical and therefore randomness does not exist (ie, it's a myth)
II. The universe is paradoxical and therefore cannot be rationally understood

The funny thing is that scenario I undermines the core of the atheist position while scenario II supports the core of the theist position. Should it be surprising then that 90% of us still believe in God?

>> my understanding of a random process is one that no algorithm exists that can predict the outcome of a process except by executing the process itself > For those kind of processes mathematicians have probability theory to best describe the most likely outcome of certain processes

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