Thursday, December 2, 2010

L 5.27

Richard Carrier asserts that “from chaos we can predict order, even incredibly complex order”. (p.90)

Any “order” that Carrier imagines is nothing of the kind. Any alleged order that appears in his dice-rolling scenario would be illusory and short lived. The issue isn’t a random sequence that appears to have order. It’s more like rolling the same sequence one million times over. In this case, someone has loaded the dice so perfectly and obviously that it takes a special kind of intellectual obstinacy to ignore the truth.

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