• Question: is it possible for something to be completely random?

    Asked by buzzers to AndrewL, Andrew, Marianne on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Andrew Maynard answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Hi buzzers,

      Yes, as far as we know. If you take a single radioctive atom, it is impossible to tell when exactly that atom will decay – the process is random.