Can “Intrinsic Randomness” Afford Divine Openness?

In his book A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram describes what he calls “intrinsically-generated randomness” (pp. 315-326), and contrasts it with other sources of randomness, namely initial conditions and environmental effects. Could this idea, that randomness may be effectively generated via the simple computational rules governing the behavior of a system, offer anything new . . . → Read More: Can “Intrinsic Randomness” Afford Divine Openness?

Randomness, Political Polling, and Intelligent Design

Political polling wunderkind, Nate Silver, has done it again. First he saw how Strategic Vision was making up polling data and now his low rating of Research 2000 has lead to a lawsuit of R2K by the Daily Kos for fraud. I would like to look at how the alleged fraud was detected. Namely, physical phenomena . . . → Read More: Randomness, Political Polling, and Intelligent Design

 

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