I came across a comment recently "reads like sentences strung together with no logic." But is this even possible?
Sentences can be strung together randomly if the selection process is random. (Random sentences in a random sequence.) Stochasticity does not seem logical—it's a probability distribution, not based on sequence or causality.
That stochastic process is part of an algorithm, which is a set of instructions that must be valid for the program to compute.
So which is it?
- Is randomness anti-logical?
Some definitions of computational logic:
The arrangement of circuit elements (as in a computer) needed for computation
also: the circuits themselves Merriam Websters A system or set of principles underlying the arrangements of elements in a computer or electronic device so as to perform a specified task. Logical operations collectively. Google Dictionary
The system or principles underlying the representation of logical operations. Logical operations collectively, as performed by electronic or other devices.
Oxford English Dictionary
Some definitions of randomness
Being or relating to a set or to an element of a set each of whose elements has equal probability of occurrence. Lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern. Merriam Websters. Made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision. Google Dictionary Having no definite aim or purpose; not sent or guided in a particular direction; made, done, occurring, etc., without method. Seeming to be without purpose or direct relationship to a stimulus. Oxford English Dictionary