Re: Random, was Predictions & duplications

From: jamikes <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:17:12 -0400

"According to whim or taste" implies a conscious entity performing
choices according to a free will. This need not be the case. In my
mind, random means selected without cause (or without

Russell picked my example from a language which has no equivalent to the
word "random" . Besides: I deny free will, except for the "Creator Almighty"
when the world was drawn up. <G> Since then all free will is subject to I/O
circumstances, prior art, experience, whatever (un?)conscious consideration
one may include.

"A lot has been written on randomness, and its problematic nature. I
don't for one minute suggest I have anything new to say on the
matter. "

Maybe some choice anong controversial versions?
I find Bruno's choice remarkable about the incompressibility. Will think
about it, thanks, Bruno.

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