Stochastic overflow

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

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Can you provide some context in which that term was used?
 
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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.
 
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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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