In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wally W. <email@example.com> wrote:
> If radioactive decay is random, how are we able to govern the rate of > decay in a reactor? > > We are not similarly able to affect the outcome when flipping 1000 > coins simultaneously and nondeterministically.
I dare say we could affect the outcome of those coin flippings statistically, changing the ratio of head to tails a bit for instance, by suitably controlling the flipping mechanism. --