On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:
>> Would not a coin flip with the exact same initial parameters (height,
>> force, deterministic air currents, and striking surface) have the same
>> result?
>
> Only if measures are taken to maintain precise control of these
> variables; in practical terms, a human tossing a coin will produce an
> unpredictable result every time due to variations in muscle tension, the
> path the coin takes, etc.

A solid toss into air and upon ground, maybe.
But if you can't replicate a simple flip, catch, and reverse cointoss from
hand to hand with say over 75% bias, you've got a bad case of parkinsons.
Never accept a wager based on that old trick, especially if the tosser
is seen warming up.

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