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Offlinerelativexistance
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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #3379952 - 11/18/04 11:43 PM (17 years, 10 months ago)

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LunarEclipse said:
Individuals that survive and reproduce contribute their genes more often to the gene pool than individuals who die before they reproduce.





exactly thats not random. it is caused by something such as certain genetic traits having better adaptability.


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: deff]
    #3379963 - 11/18/04 11:47 PM (17 years, 10 months ago)

?


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: relativexistance]
    #3379974 - 11/18/04 11:49 PM (17 years, 10 months ago)

it's odd though, really.

it appears 'random' has no bearing or 'existence' in directly percieved reality. and yet, the concept of random is one that is shared, or assumed to be, by most people. where does the concept arise, and how was it mutually dispersed like that?

if you were to define it to your self, in you thoughts, but without words (just pure knowingness- direct experience, no linguistic encryption - a good exercise to look at direct meanings behind abstracts) what would it be?

so, to me it appears as a no to 'if', but I'm clueless on the 'how' :smile:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: deff]
    #3380106 - 11/19/04 12:16 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

asaskP fghsdas nnnn*we"asdakkkk adfdqpriurjr werkjslakjsdoir a=245 sdf'sdf09f m35455 2,45;245/lknsdf./adf


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: Swami]
    #3380115 - 11/19/04 12:17 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

*nods*


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: deff]
    #3380136 - 11/19/04 12:21 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

reality.


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Edited by LunarEclipse (11/22/04 12:41 AM)


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: Swami]
    #3380155 - 11/19/04 12:24 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

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asaskP fghsdas nnnn*we"asdakkkk adfdqpriurjr werkjslakjsdoir a=245 sdf'sdf09f m35455 2,45;245/lknsdf./adf




Anagram that! Lol.

I had a dream about that 2 nights ago. First, there was like a huge sheet of matte silver rubber. Then it turned into what looked like stained glass and you could pull pieces out from it like a puzzle and make things. Then the sheet just became a reflective mirror, but was all 3 at the same time and I was just seeing layers of it. It was wild.


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3380265 - 11/19/04 12:48 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

I often have dreams of rubber and latex... :devil:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: relativexistance]
    #3380385 - 11/19/04 01:13 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

Relative: your answer reveals that you have not understood my post (the first post in this thread that is..) Hey, I am an advocate of causality too!
In addition I will claim that causality is the veicle of meaning. If something was truly random it would be separate from the rest of creation and having no common ground or language with the rest of creation it is meaningless and non-existent.

The forces of nature is information, information expressed is meaning. This concept of meaning is of course of a more fundamental nature than what we usually put into the word.

I understand that such a wording may seem far-fetched, but why does the electron move? One might say because of forces, but then why does the forces move the electron? I do not think forces are pulled down from heaven and put into our universe to work on the atoms. The forces is a consequence of the interplay of all that is, and the forces they are achanging.

The meaning we might experience (the deep meaning which is a feeling and not an intellectual thought) is really the emergence of all the universal forces accumulating in the constellation attributed to your essence.

Lunar:
The bird singing is an unfoldment of what the bird is. (what the bird is is the meaning of the bird). This applies to all a bird might do for that matter.
A rock is perfectly comfortable by sitting still being a rock, that is the rock's meaning. For some rocks that would not be enought though, and that is why we have rock slides and the rolling stones rock.


Bottom line:
meaning is 'what is' (not something that something has), if something is meaningless (empty) it is non-existent.

The inherent meaning in all things is why the shaman can talk with a tree :tongue2:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: Swami]
    #3380390 - 11/19/04 01:16 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

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I often have dreams of rubber and latex... :devil:




:whip: :satansmoking:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: Swami]
    #3380394 - 11/19/04 01:17 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

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Swami said:
asaskP fghsdas nnnn*we"asdakkkk adfdqpriurjr werkjslakjsdoir a=245 sdf'sdf09f m35455 2,45;245/lknsdf./adf




Was that supposed to demonstrate how randomness is truly random?

Because I see repeating patterns in it. :P


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3380418 - 11/19/04 01:28 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

Randomness does not imply an even distribution nor non-repetitiveness.

Do the dice rolls: 5 2, 5 1, 5 3, 5 2 demonstrate randomness or non-randomness, or is there insufficient information to tell?


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: Swami]
    #3380474 - 11/19/04 01:46 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

Insufficient information!

Your first die could be weighted to always land on 5 :grin:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: trendal]
    #3380645 - 11/19/04 02:17 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

What for? If I didn't know what Entropy was, I probably wouldn't talk about it so often :wink:

Oh, and dictionary.com isn't the best resource for scientific/philosophy ideas. Just because they use the word "randomness" to describe Entropy doesn't mean that's what Entropy is...it's just how they're trying to explain it :wink:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: trendal]
    #3380653 - 11/19/04 02:18 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

Hmm. There was a post by someone else there when I posted the above post...


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: relativexistance]
    #3380889 - 11/19/04 03:06 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

I felt the same way, and then I read of quantum particles and whatnot. I don't know quantum physics, I could never claim to, but from what I've read, there is a randomness in those super duper tiny particles called atoms. things change if you observe them, they take on new characteristics. they make up larger objects that we can observe more directly, and definitely have an order. but perhaps that order is part of a greater set that is chaotic? and even then, that set would eventually find a pattern. as it expands, it will become chaotic.

out of chaos comes order. out of order comes chaos.


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: entiformatie]
    #3380901 - 11/19/04 03:09 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

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entiformatie said:
out of chaos comes order. out of order comes chaos.




thats where the frame comes in, in one frame it is observed as chaos. in another broader frame it is order.


Edited by relativexistance (11/19/04 03:31 AM)


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: entiformatie]
    #3380908 - 11/19/04 03:10 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

I think it's actually quite a BIG mistake to think that quantum theory implies a sort of underlying randomness to our Universe.

The idea comes from the fact that when we measure certain aspects of a subatomic particle, we cannot measure the particle without AFFECTING it during measuring - thus tainting some of the aspects we wish to measure. It's called the Uncertainty Principle.

Now, just because we cannot measure something with perfect accuracy, does not mean a specific value doesn't exist!

That's like saying "I can't see bacteria with my eyes, so they must not exist."

I could be wrong, of course, but only time and technolgical advancement will tell :smirk:


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Re: the nature of randomness [Re: relativexistance]
    #3381205 - 11/19/04 04:07 AM (17 years, 10 months ago)

But that is not what I am saying.

We can be as accurate as we'd like, a specific value does not exist until you have observed it or not, which means the future is not set in stone. I believe in free will, and that we choose when to observe. If you do not believe in free will, then when you choose to observe is not your choice, so indeed there is no randomness. I guess it depends on your stance on free will.


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