It’s better than getting pawed by Jeff Goldblum….

by Ben on March 2, 2004 · 0 comments

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I liked this. Coin tossing is found NOT to be random. This is something I already knew, but I have a completely different therory, one that I developed after reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I have always figured the slight bias in coin tossing (it also usually biases to heads) is actually based on the fact that people subconciously WANT it to land on heads. So while you may have minimal control while the coin is in the air, your body is doing everything it can to hedge your bet for a “head” result. This can include how the coin is sitting when you flip it, wheather you do the catch and final flip move and so on. It’s similar to the explanation of how a character in Cryptonomicon was able to break a supposedly random one time pad, he found that the people developing the random sequence were subconciously producing a pattern.

Proof that NOTHING is random, except for everything.

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