The Jungles of Randomness

Ivars Peterson
Science News

Wednesday, August 4, 1999
3:00 p.m.—Pacific Forum

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The realm of slot machines, dice games, amusement park rides, and random number generators illuminates various aspects of randomness and chance in everyday life, and in scientific research. Identifying random events and distinguishing between what we can and cannot know proves to be no simple matter.

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