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Stochastic overflow

  1. Sep 19, 2013 #1
    In his book "The Demon-Haunted World" Carl Sagan talks about this, I wonder what kind of physics phenom is that.

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 22, 2013 #2
    Can you provide some context in which that term was used?
  4. Sep 22, 2013 #3
    In the book, he was talking about the possibility that a car can travel by itself through a wall an the appear on the street , and though this is possible, it requires a stochastic overflow condition, which is larger the age of the universe.
  5. Aug 27, 2015 #4
    chapter 17 : The average waiting time per stochastic ooze is much longer than the age of the Universe since the Big Bang. But, however improbable, in principle it might
    happen tomorrow.
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