Birthdays

Anita Graham amgraham at it.net.au
Thu Dec 16 08:28:27 EST 2004



> 
> Ika wrote:
> >But - but - isn't turning randomness into patterns through 
> >interpretation how magic works? And fiction? (And life, for 
> that matter 
> >- or mine, at any
> >rate?) Just not science.
> 
> Precisely. Magic, yes. Fiction, yes. Science, no. As for life 
> - yes and no, simultaneously.
> 

No, no, no. Turning randomness into patterns through interpretation is the
beginning of science. Science doesn't end there, but that's where it starts.

Anita...computer scientist once, 

I guess I'll fill in the intro form rather than appending it here...


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