That Time Someone Actually Tested the Infinite Monkey Theorem And Who Came Up With It

That Time Someone Actually Tested the Infinite Monkey Theorem And Who Came Up With It

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The idea that given enough time, even completely random activity could produce something complex goes back at least a couple thousand years, though not without its detractors even then. For example, Cicero states in his De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) in 45 BC:

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