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Old 02-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #35
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Default Re: Atheists - Randomness is just a way to quantify lack of knowledge

Originally Posted by shlver
Or we choose to be ignorant of that knowledge to make a system behave like a random event. For all intents and purposes, I would say the dice roll is random. Either by inability to constrain degrees of freedom(knowing all physical details of the dice roll) or by choice(throwing it faster and spinning it harder), it is essentially random to us by the expansion of the constraints of the system. This whole discussion about the "truly random" quality of an event is useless without context within the global constraints of a system.

No matter how fast or hard you spin or roll a dice, it can all be quantified and recorded. But you are right we do choose to be ignorant. A dangerous stance to say the least.
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