Re: Randomness

From: Walter Hicks (
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 13:53:21 EDT

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    Jonathan Clarke wrote:
    > Hi Walter
    > You wrote in part:
    > > I've seen that before (on an ASA website) and I think that it is a bit
    > > scary. If I take you literally, I should just toss a coin for my
    > > decisions knowing that nothing is random and God is in charge of the
    > > outcome of the coin flip.
    > >
    > > No Thanks :)
    > >
    > Why do you find this scary? I find it a great source of reassurance and
    > comfort in the greatness and sovereignty of God.

    I just find it to be overly presumptuous to think that God would answer
    my prayers or questions by communicating via the toss of a coin. If you
    make your decisions that way, perhaps you could give some examples of
    how well it has worked for you.


    Walt Hicks <>

    In any consistent theory, there must
    exist true but not provable statements.
    (Godel's Theorem)

    You can only find the truth with logic
    If you have already found the truth
    without it. (G.K. Chesterton)

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