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Re: Random results vs low probability results



In a message dated 1/25/99 3:04:11 AM EST, troodon1@worldnet.att.net writes:

<< It can be improved(made more random) by adding
 sub-routines, but it will not be random in a mathematical sense. >>

Unfortunately, by definition a random number sequence is one that cannot be
generated by any algorithm that is significantly shorter, when suitably
encoded, than the sequence itself. Too bad, too: Almost all (uncountably
infinite) number sequences are random. You just can't get at them with
algorithms (of which there are at most a countable infinity).

The true randomness behind evolution is, indeed, the wellspring of its
marvelous and quite unpredictable creativity.