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Old 02-07-2013, 12:58 AM   #36
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Default Re: Atheists - Randomness is just a way to quantify lack of knowledge

Originally Posted by Bladers
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.
That's not the point. The point is you can make the dice roll system behave deterministic or random by manipulating global constraints. We can ignore physical details and choose to expand the constraints so it behaves more like a random event. You can agonize over if anything is a truly random event but it is useless without the contextual background of global constraints.
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