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Why do stochastic laws exist? Can they ever be proven?

By stochastic laws, I mean laws like the wave function. Laws like these don’t fully predict what a particular variable X would be, but predetermines what possible values X can take at different ...
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Can randomness create patterns?

I have heard the notion of randomness being able to create patterns but it seems that in every case of this, it is more of a perceived pattern more than anything. Every “pattern” usually ends up being ...
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The initial point of everything

Every action is influenced by something, an action happens when it is intended to. Isn't everything influenced by some other phenomena that itself has been influenced by other events? Then every ...
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How can we establish that causal relationships existed in the past?

From Hume's problem of induction, it is intuitive to me that, for example, "taking aspirin in the past has relieved my headaches" is insufficient to say with certainty that "taking an ...
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Can an accident be prevented?

There's a whole safety industry that I'm sure will say they can be prevented, but do they really? I looked up the word's definition: accident | ˈaksədənt | noun an event that happens by chance or ...
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Reasoning and Randomness

What is the relation between reasoning and randomness or more specifically finding any relation between logic and stochastic processes? Why does it work so well, I wonder. For instance, prices in ...
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Are these random experiments the same?

Consider two experiments concerning similar fair coins(*): Throw the same coin N times and observe the outcome. Throw N similar but different coins 1 time each and observe the outcome. (*) One can ...
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Is there any rigorous definition of just one single random choice?

The theory of probability uses random variables, which avoids the need to define what one single random choice means. Yet in everyday conversations about probability, even professional probabilists ...
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Does 1. extra-, 2. intra-polation fall under abduction, induction or deduction?

How does extrapolation relate to abduction, deduction, and/or induction? Scilicet, does abduction, deduction, and/or induction fully encompass Extrapolation? Same question for Interpolation. I ...
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