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Is randomness really random?

>> No.11128542

hmmm yesss but maybe no hmmmmmmmmmm

>> No.11128545
Quoted By: >>11128763 >>11128785

Why is radioactive decay random?

>> No.11128568
Quoted By: >>11128576

Your question is equivalent to the question if human brains can be simulated using turing machines.

Today's usual assumption is 'yes'. It is very unlikely to be 'no'.

>> No.11128576
Quoted By: >>11130071

>Your question is equivalent to the question if human brains can be simulated using turing machines.

Everything can be simulated by a turing machine with infinite tape. It is 0% chance 'no'.

>> No.11128763

Quantum fluctuations

>> No.11128776

>Is randomness really random?
No, randomness follows the laws of distribution, otherwise we couldn´t operationalize randomness

>> No.11128785

Is it?

>> No.11128804
Quoted By: >>11128857

Only apparent because we don't know the full initial conditions. Even in quantum mechanics. The meme about quantum mechanics being random is room temperature coping.

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>> No.11128857
Quoted By: >>11128907 >>11128977

Open a book, faggot

>> No.11128907

Shut your mouth and calculate.

>> No.11128947

Random just means what you can't predict.

>> No.11128977

Please, explain yourself

>> No.11128985

If things weren't random or not contrived by someone or something that would mean that our universe itself would necessarily exist based on fundamental logic itself need to exist in the state that it does.

That means that some guy is eating buttered toast without a shirt right now somewhere because it is required based on logic itself.

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>> No.11129470

*hold sup spork*

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>> No.11130071

Actually it is not known if we could utilize a machine that can describe more than a turing machine.

Conquering true randomness means harnessing all real numbers via a machine that is describeable using natural numbers.

>> No.11130089

There is actually nothing random in physics. The problem is that we can at any given time only observe an infitesimally small slice of the full picture, that is the multiverse, that we can't make good predictions about what will happen.

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