PCP Gaines Faith in Randomness

Fri, 23 Feb 1996 08:41:39 -0500

Dr. Gaines suggests Landfield's ordination measure is validated by its
portraying random numbers as more integrated than college students. Bob
appears not to be so sure- now. It is true that random numbers could "loosen"
a narrow, preempted construct system. Some folks claim LSD could do the same.
I know a man who feeds his hogs soap to relieve them of worms and
constipation. It all adds up on the ground.

Unless there is a structure integrating looseness, fragmentation will
probably occur. When you decide to govern your life by a table of random
numbers, then I will be more impressed by your celebration of randomness. You
might first read a very funny book called The Dice Man.

Wouldn't it be funny if the owners of the various PCP software empires
decided to use dice in distributing their software. If the roll is even, they
give the software away. If it is odd, they pay some one to take it. We
might say such men put their money where their mouths are.

P.S Bob and his buddies have lots to explain.

William Chambers, PhD