24. Of Borel, Monkeys, and the New Creationism (1913)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch24

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Of Borel, Monkeys, and the New Creationism (1913), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch24

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340



  • Borel, the monkeys, and the New Creationism (1913);
  • proof of, a monkey typing the complete works of Shakespeare;
  • Infinite Monkey Theorem and second Borel-Cantelli lemma;
  • Infinite Monkey Theorem, and 1/KS, first S letters typed, nonzero;
  • Borel, and single law of chance, beyond which there is no occurrence


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