On Order, Disorder, and Randomness

It is important to distinguish between order, disorder, randomness, and meaning.
Order refers to a discernible patterns.
Disorder refers to absence of any discernible pattern.
Randomness is the generation of entities with no apparent order.
But randomness can be both meaningless and meaningful.
Given that meaning always implies a conscious entity, what may seem random in the absence of consciousness may be meaningful to a conscious mind.

Thus the number
314159265358979323846 may see random to some, but as the 20 + digits of pi to an informed conscious mind.
Likewise, letters
e n a k k u i d u k o c h a m k o o d a i n d a b a s h a i p u r i y a a d u
may seem a random sprinkling of letters to some but quite meaningful to someone who knows the Tamil language.


1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s