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But just because the math is beyond our skills doesn’t mean that the sequences are random. It only means we are restricted to the descriptions we call randomness because of our limitations.

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But just because the math is beyond our skills doesn’t mean that the sequences are random. It only means we are restricted to the descriptions we call randomness because of our limitations.

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But the randomness is a trick we play on ourselves by using the bag as a blindfold.

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Pulling marbles out of a bag is the same as the bingo balls coming out of a bingo thingy, whatever they are called. And the same as are used for many lottery number draws.

There has been tons of mathematical analysis done on them to show it is in fact random.

Did you not do the coin flipping test at school?

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But just because the math is beyond our skills doesn’t mean that the sequences are random. It only means we are restricted to the descriptions we call randomness because of our limitations.

"Pretty well" is the key word. When a ball strikes another ball, what happens is that the electrons of the outer atoms of the other ball repel each other, which is the force of the impact. It could theoretically be proven that there is some uncertainty in the position of the electrons that would result in some uncertainty about the impact. It's just that it averages because of the large numbers of atoms involved.

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There are mathematical tests for characteristics of randomness, but no absolute proof.

Pulling marbles out of a bag is the same as the bingo balls coming out of a bingo thingy, whatever they are called. And the same as are used for many lottery number draws.

There has been tons of mathematical analysis done on them to show it is in fact random.

Did you not do the coin flipping test at school?

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Is it possible if the mathematics of every electron and every atom were known, then the math could be perfectly predicted?"Pretty well" is the key word. When a ball strikes another ball, what happens is that the electrons of the outer atoms of the other ball repel each other, which is the force of the impact. It could theoretically be proven that there is some uncertainty in the position of the electrons that would result in some uncertainty about the impact. It's just that it averages because of the large numbers of atoms involved.

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Is it possible if the mathematics of every electron and every atom were known, then the math could be perfectly predicted?

Our current theories forbid that:

Uncertainty principle - Wikipedia

The reality on a very small level is actually hidden from you until you make a measurement, pretty much in the same way as the moon when you are not looking at it.

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