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infinitereaper (04/04/2014) []
The thing about statistical possibilities is yes, technically almost everything is possible!
However, the chances of such specific events happening, is so infinitely low, (and so close to zero) with so many variables and unforeseen events, that, you could wait a trillion years and never have all of those things happen!
So these concepts are pretty stupid. Sure, infinite monkeys might be able to randomly produce the works of Shakespeare, but it would be no different than any other mathematical anomaly on astronomically impossible scales. Big woop. It's like saying given enough time random pixels might make a flower, it's just an odds game, one close to zero
TL;DR **** like this sounds smart, but it's still pretty retarded
However, the chances of such specific events happening, is so infinitely low, (and so close to zero) with so many variables and unforeseen events, that, you could wait a trillion years and never have all of those things happen!
So these concepts are pretty stupid. Sure, infinite monkeys might be able to randomly produce the works of Shakespeare, but it would be no different than any other mathematical anomaly on astronomically impossible scales. Big woop. It's like saying given enough time random pixels might make a flower, it's just an odds game, one close to zero
TL;DR **** like this sounds smart, but it's still pretty retarded
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stubbernaut (04/05/2014) []
So what you're saying is that the theorem is stupid because once we have INFINITE MONKEYS sitting at INFINITE TYPEWRITERS, Shakespeare would take TOO LONG???
In case the fact that the theorem talks about fictional infinities went over your head, it exists to make a point, not to say we should assemble infinite monkey/typewriters and try to get Shakespeare from them.
PS, infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters would create the entire works of Shakespeare in as long as it takes to type all the letters, which Shakespeare himself managed to do in somewhat less than a trillion years.
In case the fact that the theorem talks about fictional infinities went over your head, it exists to make a point, not to say we should assemble infinite monkey/typewriters and try to get Shakespeare from them.
PS, infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters would create the entire works of Shakespeare in as long as it takes to type all the letters, which Shakespeare himself managed to do in somewhat less than a trillion years.
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naldibesti (04/05/2014) []
well to begin with, if you actually had infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters the complete works of shakespeare would be written instantly
along with every other possible combination of letters ever
along with every other possible combination of letters ever
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unholyjebus (04/04/2014) []
That's the point. You know the thing you just explained, that's the whole point of the theorem. Too explain what you just explained.
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MrMustacho ONLINE (04/04/2014) []
1 that's the point of the theorem (randomness + infinity = everything)
2 the experiment showed that monkeys arent random (monkeys + infinity = rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...)
2 the experiment showed that monkeys arent random (monkeys + infinity = rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...)