> A common misunderstanding about randomness: it's not something
> you create or generate; it is something you *gather* -- the trick is
> finding good places to observe unpredictable behavior. Quantum events,
> cosmic radiation, cats, are all things that can be recorded, which are
> basically unpredictable, and which can be used to source random bits.
According to Karen Pryor, an animal trainer, the best source of random
bits is either an otter or Doctor John C. Lilly. Cats are really very
predictable by comparison with cognitive theorists and aquatic mustelids.