Re: coin flipping

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 21:52:21 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Bryan Moss wrote:
> Rob Harris wrote:
> > And I assert that probability exists only as a fix for
> > uncertainty in systems one wishes to predict that have too
> > many variables of too high a complexity to track.
> Or maybe certainty exists because we do not have the power
> to calculate probability to an appropriate level.

The amount of information that can be extracted from the universe is finite. Heisenberg prevents us from knowing more than a certain amount of what's going on.

This will mean that the uncertainty will persist and we will need to keep calculating with probabilities.

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