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Randomness of Human Thought
Random thought Sequence in the Human Mind. I want to comment on an article about Random Sequence in the Mathematical Association of America Newsletter in January 2002. A lot of philosophical talk has been spent over these notions and many have tried to put a specific analytical answer to the question. Even Bill Gates loves to play cards probably due to the mathematical tendencies of probability. Within the confines of chaos, mathematicians have always tried to explain things of chance, game theory, probability, randomness, luck.
It appears we are on to something judging by the human genome project, the algorithms we use in computers today, but using applied mathematics to guestimate answers is questionable on an absolute scale. The insurance industry works on these formulas and estimates and often gets bitten in the ass as recently seen in the twin tower attacks with losses, which were outrageously high for the re-insurers. Gamblers often play out theories of chance and luck while competing with or against odds of random sequence. Many say that the human mind cannot recreate randomness.
I totally disagree. In the human mind there are 10,000 chemicals that are introduced and at any one time 2000 prevalent and of those a hundred or so are working in combination in a major way. Therefore your brain is a random devise, based on how much oxygen you took in on your last breath, how much protein you ingested, the elevation you are at, the last step you took, the last site you saw, smell you smelled, thing you felt all triggering different neurons. Now is all this random or is it absolutely predictable. I would say it cannot be measured and each time you make a different move you get a different answer with never an absolute and if you did everything you did the same in two life times there would be a discrepancy on the very next thought that could change the entire direction of your life. If it happened a thousand times, you would have a thousand possible futures. Therefore the human mind is absolutely a direct simulation of absolute randomness.
So therefore the reason we have not adopted notions of randomness in mathematics is not because our brain does not wish to recognize randomness, it is because randomness is mathematics without plus and minuses of 100% ever direction cannot exist. In another wards anything is possible every time. Which is a good thing, I am sorry that mathematicians cannot calculate it. I think it is more the right side brain thinking that cannot control the creativeness of the left, therefore cannot accept that it is okay to not know.
Steven Hawkins said this in his books and papers when he talked about the big bang theory. He said we do not know if for sure there was a big bang, we do not know for sure if there was not. And if there was, which he said he believed there was, we do not know what went bang, why it went bang or what was before the big bang. And since we cannot know that, we should move on to other subjects of thought that we can know. Exactly my point here. All possible answers are possible every time no matter what. So what? It just is. Even probability is a guess, an educated guess I will grant you, but a guess never the less. You cannot explain the unexplainable and even if you could, it would only be a guess. So guess what? No don't!
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs
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