Frances H.

asked • 12/17/16

is it true that once a deck of cards is shuffled out of order, no amount of additional shuffling will return it to original order?

This is what Sir Arthur Eddington said, but it seems to me that the order in a deck of cards is purely imaginary.  There is nothing natural about it.  So its not a matter of reintroducing order, rather a return to a pattern which to nature would seem as random as anything else.  Couldnt that be possible, given enough time?  Like monkeys creating shakespeare by random typing.

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David W. answered • 12/17/16

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