Friday, April 29, 2005

Ramdomness in life ....

Randomness in life ....? Randomness some times teases you back in life so predictably that you start suspecting it. I have see many times some things happing - like seeing a person at some place many times ( called co-incidence?) and missing a bus/train regularly at times - things that ought to be random- behave like non-random. May be that is life.

Steven lavy on MSNBC ,while talking about iPod's "shuffle" feature - says his iPod which is suppose to the play tunes randomly, plays them in some specific order. He further quotes Temple University prof John Allen Paulos, an expert in applying mathematical theory to everyday life and says that some times in trulely random events like tossing a coin - it is quite common to get 6 heads in a row ....". He ends the post with following lines which are truely amazing ...

"Life may indeed be random, and the iPod probably is, too. But we humans will always provide our own narratives and patterns to bring chaos under control. The fault, if there is any, lies not in shuffle but in ourselves.'

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