free will

Thu, 19 May 1994 15:31:02 CDT

Bob Graber mistakes randomness and statistical inference. Randomness
is, within certain constraints, predictable, and that is what modelling
is all about. A flip of a coin is a perfect example. There are two variable
and we can test whether they fall randomly or whether one of the
variables is favored. It's wonderful, predicatble, and random falling
of the coins can be modelled in our expectations and the expectations met
or rejected. This has nothing to do with free will, however.