Is there a function that delivers random numbers?
Is "random" as an element of mathematics a fallacy?
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Is there a function that delivers random numbers?
Is "random" as an element of mathematics a fallacy?
By the strict definition of "function," there isn't. But there are algorithms that generate random numbers with varying degrees of normality.
As an element of mathematics, no. As an element of the physical world, I don't think it's falsifiable, for disproving randomness of a numerical sequence, say, would require the exploration of an infinite space. If that statement is true, it doesn't make randomness a fallacy, but it does perhaps put it out of reach of science.Quote:
Is "random" as an element of mathematics a fallacy?