
Re: Simple random number generator?
Posted:
Dec 18, 2012 5:16 PM


On 12/16/2012 06:43 PM, Michael Press wrote: > In article<slrnkcsl5f.3ro.hrubin@skew.stat.purdue.edu>, > Herman Rubin<hrubin@skew.stat.purdue.edu> wrote: > >> On 20121215, Michael Press<rubrum@pacbell.net> wrote: >>> In article<OjcVDZPLshyQFw5g@invalid.uk.co.demon.merlyn.invalid>, >>> Dr J R Stockton<reply1250@merlyn.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote: >> >>>> In sci.math message<rubrum471E53.18462311122012@news.albasani.net>, >>>> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:46:23, Michael Press<rubrum@pacbell.net> posted: >> >> >>>>> I do not see how quantum effects can be used to generate >>>>> random sequences. >> >>>> Radioactive decay is due to quantum effects, and there is a fixed >>>> probability for each atom to decay in the next time interval. >> >>> From what does the unpredictability of radioactive decay arise? >> >> From the assumption that the atoms decay in a random manner. This >> gives unpredictability. The other quantum assumptions say that >> the decays of the various atoms are independent, and that the >> decay is at an exponential rate. >> >> The msin assumption in this is that the probability that an >> atom which has not decayed by time T will still have a probability >> of decay between T and U which is independent of anything which has >> happened before time T, and only depends on UT. > > I am asking for the basis of the unpredictability > in physical theory. Assuming it is random is to > beg the question. > > I hold that the wave theory of matter does not > predict random occurrences. >
Each particle has a ghost controlling it in a pseudorandom manner based on the base 2 expansion of Pi. But we will never be able to show that.

