Time and chance: a statistical hendiadys

Italo Scardovi
Time and chance are the intellectual coordinates of a new knowledge of natural reality founded on phenomena characterised by ‘becoming’: entropic molecular processes, radioactive atomic processes, chemical processes, chaotic dynamic systems and biological evolution, are all paridigms in which time and chance act as “operators”. The intertwining of time and chance is tightened by the intermediation of a statistical component, depending on the number of degrees of freedom, which is a phenomenal condition linked to...