We will take this into the realm of enormous numbers. What if you filled a trillion jars? Would the outcome be different? A Centillion jars? A Trillion Centillion jars? Would the outcome be different then? — Ergo
it is actually a violation of the most fundamental statistical principles. — Ergo
As a result, it would actually defy statistical laws if at any time the statistical distribution of the colored marbles inside of the vat were as such that they would yield an entire jar's worth of marbles of only one single color. — Ergo
"This is one example of how nature preorders random mathematical outcomes. — Ergo
The op describes a very specifically, organized mechanical system, therefore the outcome (the filling of the jars) is not random in the sense which you are using "random". — Metaphysician Undercover
When you say 'statically xxx' you are saying that some situations/events/etc are more likely than others. Also it's a description not a normative statement. It's weird to hypostatize statistics as if there is some statistical force acting on the marbles.That means that by the time that the marbles fall out of the funnel located at the bottom of the vat statistically they HAVE to already be distributed by statistical laws. — Ergo
But does the maths say this?Although the math says that infinite jars and infinite chances will "almost certainly" result in a jar filled with only one color of marbles eventually the math that tells us this is not taking into account the inherent nature of the mechanism in question.
But does the maths say this?
Your trying to play off two mathematical claims against each other, but if you flesh it out more there is not conflict at all.
1. If there is a the possibility of a jar filling up with a certain color then infinite jars will almost certainly have at least one in which there is only one color. — shmik
So what Ergo is suggesting is that the proportion in the jar will be always be even. — Jeremiah
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