Flipping a coin ?
andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Tue Dec 4 21:55:55 CST 2012
On 12/4/2012 21:01 PM, Mike O'Dell wrote:
> a perfect coin, perfectly random initial conditions,
> and an infinite number of trials if you are trying
> to verify it experimentally. that's hard.
> besides, what with quantum fluctuations,
in a parallel universe,
> who knows what was actually acting upon that coin!
That' s right, and that is why, instead of a coin, I shall try with a
/toast still always falls butter-side down,
/as suggested by Phil M1GWZ.
Which indeed does make more sense than the coin, because, butter (and / or jam) will make that buttered side heavier
Still, if we can no longer trust the randomness of coin-flipping, how do we know that Integral calculus does work as described?
It all points to the fact that, in a few days,the world willend (per Mayan calendar).
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