Fundamental Problems in the Concept of Randomness
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The influence of Jimmie Savage has been present in this symposium from the very beginning; the inspiration for it came from provocative remarks he made about randomness during a small conference on the foundations of statistics held at Indiana University several years ago. To avoid any danger of misrepresentation, I shall not attempt to quote or paraphrase them. Suffice it to say that, from the outset in their planning of the 1972 PSA meeting, the Program Committee intended to invite Savage to present the lead paper for this symposium. Just as the invitations were about to be sent, however, news of his tragic death was received.