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Can anything be totally random?


bumpkin

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Can anything be totally random? an odd title maybe ,can anyone give me an example of something that is 100% random.

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bumpkin

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You were quick on the ball there FE

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Forum Editor

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I try.

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lotvic

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No, because everything has variables that affect the outcome.

Even the throw of perfectly symmetrical dice depends on how they are thrown, and if a machine is used for the throwing that in turn depends on it's manufacturer and materials and the rate of wear and tear from one throw to the next.

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bumpkin

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lotvic, that is my line of thinking but others have posted some valid arguments to the contrary.

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Forum Editor

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lotvic

"No, because everything has variables that affect the outcome."

You've described precisely why certain things do happen randomly.

Not everything has variables either, but that's a different discussion.

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Aitchbee

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The singularity [occurence] of the 'The Big Bang' must have been a random event ... because no other events had existed before then.

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bumpkin

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I thought we did "The Big Bang" to death last week.

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oresome

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The fact of two people meeting and falling in love is a totally random event..

I think you'll find these random meetings are carefully engineered either by one of the two participants or by some of their friends!

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Bing.alau

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bumpkin. Yes we did, but the random law has caused it to surface again.

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bumpkin

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Bing.alau, Was no totally random though as Aitchbee has already posted relating to Captain Beefheart :-)

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