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.

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Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.

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