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Last Edited: June 10, 2005, 1:08 pm

If you find the previous post here absurd, you can take comfort in knowing that your thinking is in concert with the finest scientific minds in my acquaintance.  A while back I told the story of the guy in the restaurant and about Big Loooser to a physicist I have a lot of respect for.  His response was something stronger than a scoff.

"Hell," he sputtered, "Do you honestly believe that if that was happening it would have been discovered by some dipstick in Kalamazoo or somewhere, instead of by a grad student at MIT?  They have the software and the hardware, and they have the intellects.  If something of that sort was possible they'd be getting rich and bragging about it to one another.

"Some yokel isn't going to discover something that passes the notice of the mathmaticians and physicists all over the world."

So, you can be sure you're own reasons for thinking it ain't so are backed up by some other good thinkers.

On the other hand, I sort of like the idea of some yokel in Kalamazoo or somewhere putting one over on the physicists and mathmaticians.  I also take some comfort in knowing it wasn't long ago when Quantum was a word that had no meaning among those people.  Still doesn't for a lot of them.


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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 10, 2005, 2:15 pm
Figuring out the lottery is watching for the reoccurance of patterns.
Just like the man said at the diner.
ayenowitallComment by ayenowitall - June 11, 2005, 8:02 am

Whenever I buy Quick Picks, I try my best not to look at the numbers the lottery terminal gives me until after the drawing. Maybe I should also stop watching the televised drawings.

Now, if the numbers can know that they're being watched, that might just mean that they're watching us. Perhaps what we need is a way to make ourselves invisible to them. I'm not kidding you. This might be something worth exploring with some creative thinking.

Comment by Rip Snorter - June 11, 2005, 7:04 pm
JAP69: I believe you.

aye: I almost never buy QPs, but if I did I'd probably do as you do.

Thanks for the comments,

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