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#17 - infinitereaper ONLINE (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
#159 to #17 - 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.
User avatar #158 to #17 - megashot (04/05/2014) [-]
if it is possible and you have an infinite amount of time and monkeys, it will happen eventually no matter what, if something is infinite every possibility in that infinity will ocur,
it will take forever, no pun intended but it is still going to happen
#112 to #17 - cjsixtyseven (04/05/2014) [-]
Talk about missing the point.
User avatar #71 to #17 - 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
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User avatar #65 to #17 - garymotherfingoak ONLINE (04/05/2014) [-]
I wouldnt call it retarded, its just not a new idea
#52 to #17 - 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.
User avatar #37 to #17 - MrMustacho (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...)
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User avatar #25 to #17 - traelos (04/04/2014) [-]
Do you even know what the infinite monkey theorem is?

Hurr durr a theory about something with an infinitismly small chance of happening is stupid because the chance of the thing happening is really small.

That's the point ******* .
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User avatar #31 to #29 - traelos (04/04/2014) [-]
I wouldn't call it a redundancy. Without that theorem to start with basically the entirety of the study of statistics couldn't exist. It might be pretty straightforward, but someone had to come up with it in the first place and had to make it official.
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