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1 posted on 05/20/2010 5:03:54 AM PDT by mattstat
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Just get to the point. I’m sure the probability for this is much better than the probability Shakespeare would be created from nothing.


2 posted on 05/20/2010 5:15:29 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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If you had hundreds of millions of monkeys typing furiously for months and years on end, you still wouldn’t end up with a re-creation of Shakespeare’s works.

Instead, you’d end up with FaceBook....


3 posted on 05/20/2010 5:27:03 AM PDT by Jay W
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If you had hundreds of millions of monkeys typing furiously for months and years on end, you still wouldn’t end up with a re-creation of Shakespeare’s works.

Instead, you’d end up with FaceBook....


4 posted on 05/20/2010 5:27:27 AM PDT by Jay W
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So you are equivocating the accidental tapping of typewriter keys that mean nothing to a monkey...

to the deliberate creation in one short lifetime of some of the world’s greatest literature.

Only an engineer-type could make such a foolish equivocation.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 5:30:10 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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7 posted on 05/20/2010 5:41:55 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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Not much of a probability of Monkeys Typing Shakespeare but they do make great speech writers for the D.C. hacks and msm.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 6:00:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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I remember a long time ago reading Huxleys statement ... I sat down with a piece of paper and walked through the following back of the envelope analysis (yeah, I need a spreadsheet).

The keyboard in front of me has 104 keys. How likely is it that the phrase "to be or not to be, that is the question." could be typed by pressing the keys randomly (yeah, forget the complete works of Shakespeare, this phrase is formidable enough)

Each key depression has a likelihood of 1 out of 104, (1/104) or 0.0096153 ... there are 41 characters in the phrase, so the total likelihood is (1/104)^41 = 2x10^(-83) ... a dam small number.

If a monkey could type 41 characters per second (yes, we are making it easy on him) and then he repeats his trial every second, of every day, of every year, for a billion years ... (86400 seconds in a day, 365 days in a year, times a billion years ...) this reduces the likelihood to 6x10^(-67) ... and we havent made much progress on that dam small number.

How about if we put a monkey on each square foot of the planet (yeah that would be crowding them a little) and let them all go at it at the same time? Well, the surface area of the earth is 196940400 square miles ... times 5280*5280 square feet per square mile ... all this makes the likelihood 3x10^(-51) ... and you can now see that the monkeys are wasting their valuable time .... as am I with this useless post ... lol.

10 posted on 05/20/2010 6:04:42 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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How much time and how many journalists would it take to recreate the quality and quantity of work put out by Shakespeare?


15 posted on 05/20/2010 6:51:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak of capitalism's glories(rather)than of socialism's greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezPzOrcf7QE


17 posted on 05/20/2010 7:01:36 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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Can anyone find the Bob Newhart skit on infinte number of monkeys?


18 posted on 05/20/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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