On 08/06/2017 01:33 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> 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.

True that - but in the present context, we presume the tosser /wants/ an
honest result.


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