Talk:Infinite monkey theorem

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September 28, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
March 9, 2007Featured article reviewKept
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Current status: Former featured article

Possible addition to the "Almost surely" Section

Just an idea to give someone a laugh. May I suggest that after 'or "Three, Six, Nine, Twelve…"', you include the concept that the monkey could decide to type out the Wikipedia Article describing his situation. This highlights the random nature of the monkey but also suggests that, in a very meta manner, it was in fact the Infinite Monkey who wrote a Wikipedia Article on himself (not to offend the author). I know Wikipedia is not the place for jokes, but I'd argue this adds to the quality of the article rather than compromising it. Wag1Pat (talk) 23:01, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 August 2022

Edit precludes to 1.2. Probabilities

Inclusion of the Eddington Number as the calculation for protons in the observable universe

Change X to Y if:

X: Even if every proton in the observable universe were a monkey with a typewriter, typing from the Big Bang until the end of the universe (when protons might no longer exist), they would still need a far greater amount of time – more than three hundred and sixty thousand orders of magnitude longer – to have even a 1 in 10500 chance of success.

Y: Even if every proton in the observable universe (which, according to [number|the Eddington Number] NEdd, is approximately 10^80) were a monkey with a typewriter, typing from the Big Bang until the end of the universe (when protons might no longer exist), they would still need a far greater amount of time – more than three hundred and sixty thousand orders of magnitude longer – to have even a 1 in 10500 chance of success. Wag1Pat (talk) 11:32, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

Done with a light rephrase.
Basedeunie042 (talk) 18:14, 28 August 2022 (UTC)