|Posted: May 27, 2005, 5:22 pm - IP Logged|
LottoMike: I'll concede that humans wouldn't be opposed to conspiracy if they thought they could get by with it, or if there was sufficient monetary gain, even if they figured they might get caught.
But we humans are fairly stupid in a lot of ways, fickle, jealous, and when we buy one another we can't be depended upon to stay bought. That's why I rule out a conspiracy.
So maybe it's just coincidence. Maybe it's flawed machinery misbehaving in ways we aren't looking hard enough to detect, all manifactured in the same places with built-in flaws (though that doesn't account for the RNGs having similar flaws that rhyme with those of the ball machines).
Or maybe there's something at work here that has those numbers responding to something we haven't bothered to measure.....
Occam's razor demands that anyone looking for a solution pick the one that's least unlikely.