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Bottom line: monkeys will never type Shakespeare

Posted by sprague on December 4, 2011

From the satisfyingly thorough Wikipedia entry on the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Even if the observable universe were filled with monkeys the size of atoms typing from now until the heat death of the universe, their total probability to produce a single instance of Hamlet…”is therefore zero in any operational sense of an event…”




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