chance process

chance process

[′chans ‚präs·əs]
(mining engineering)
A method for separating clean coal from slate and other impurities in a mixture of sand and water.
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However, this situation is undergoing a chance process. Islamic trade finance has benefited from the significant rise in Shariah-compliant finance internationally and the boom of Islamic banking that came with it.
Cunningham was known for his revolutionary ideas, for his chance process, and for his collaborations with musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers.
It is a concept that has caused immense confusion, with a great deal of scratching of heads as to whether computer-generated random numbers or the digits of [pi] are "truly random." As Wolfram explains, there are three quite different concepts of randomness: first, being generated by a stochastic or chance process, like the throwing of coins; second, being patternless; and third, being incompressible, that is, not being generated by any short computer program.
This explanation of admissibility adverts to a particular chance event; that is, propositions are (in)admissible with respect to the outcome of some chance process. Moreover this feature of admissibility is not a peculiarity of my characterization; rather, it follows from the role that the notion of admissibility is to play.
This classification is based on Mansfield's rather peculiar distinction between probabilistic processes and chance process. The use of the word "chance," in Mansfield's view, involves a commitment to the existence of an underlying deterministic process (such as the initial velocity and angular momentum that determine whether a coin will land with the "heads" or the "tails" side up).
92), "Admissible propositions are the sort of information whose impact on credence about outcomes comes entirely by way of credence about the chances of those outcomes." Inadmissible propositions, by contrast, give information that bears too directly on the truth of A for the connection described by OP to hold: for example, a description of how a chance process turns out should be inadmissible at any time before the outcome of that process is settled.
proportional subdivisions of the overall duration, chance processes).
Acknowledging the need for an understanding of chance processes, the benefit of this approach for those who are beginners in the realms of inference is that the experience takes place without the baggage of theoretical assumptions and formal calculations of p-values while building inferential reasoning.
Now we come to the more interesting discussion of God's role in the kind of chance processes such as those I have described for antibody gene rearrangement, but which are also found in many other biological processes.
What appealed to me most were chance processes, the possibility of easy and precise permutations, and the exact connection of detail with the whole structure of a piece.
David Stevenson (Caltech) suggests that there are other ways to produce the Moon's strange shape, including chance processes like large impacts or upwelling inside the young Moon.