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Jesper

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If two monkeys play with a typewriter.
« on: February 26, 2017, 12:41:03 PM »
If we let two monkeys play with a typewriter long enough, and say the first one write exactly as a book already written by a human , and the other something which not make sense for a human.

If the monkeys type random, both outcome should have the same probability to come out.



 

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Re: If two monkeys play with a typewriter.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 02:59:48 PM »
If we let two monkeys play with a typewriter long enough, and say the first one write exactly as a book already written by a human , and the other something which not make sense for a human.

If the monkeys type random, both outcome should have the same probability to come out.

So THEY say Jesper, but I would bet that both would write books that do not make sense to humans.
But I don't think I would live long enough to collect my winnings.
 
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Re: If two monkeys play with a typewriter.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 03:25:37 PM »
I think even if the monkey was alive since the big bang and still writing, it wouldn't have written the complete works of Shakespeare.
 
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Re: If two monkeys play with a typewriter.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 03:47:09 PM »
Yes our universe is still too young.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2017, 07:02:07 AM by kav »
 
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