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Anyone out there?

I started thinking about an apple (read my first post for background information), and ended up spending a couple of hours thinking whether we were really opening our ears to an extra-terrestrial signal.

Well, the stray thoughts that just preceded the thought about this were about random numbers, and how I read someplace that forĀ  ‘quasi’ random numbers, if you waited long enough for enough numbers, you would gradually see a pattern. Of course, this isn’t true for ‘real’ random numbers.

I shall start my explanation with a few examples to give you focus (and to get your brain gears to start churning!)

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