In existographies,

American physical chemist Gilbert Lewis cites Borel's

References

1. Borel, Emile. (1913). “Statistical Mechanics and Irreversibility” (“Mécanique Statistique et Irréversibilité”)

2. Lewis, Gilbert N. (1925).

External links

● Emile Borel – Wikipedia.

**Emile Borel**(1871-1956) (Siegfried 10:2) was a French mathematician noted for his 1913 article “Statistical Mechanics and Irreversibility”, followed by his 1914 book*Chance*, in which he introduced the typing monkeys explanation of the statistical view of the second law. In short, Borel argued that that if a million monkeys typed ten hours a day, it was extremely unlikely that their output would exactly equal all the books of the richest libraries of the world; and yet, in comparison, it was even more unlikely that the laws of statistical mechanics would ever be violated, even briefly. [1]American physical chemist Gilbert Lewis cites Borel's

*Le Hasard Elements of the Theory of Probability*as being the source of the typing monkeys thought experiment. [2]References

1. Borel, Emile. (1913). “Statistical Mechanics and Irreversibility” (“Mécanique Statistique et Irréversibilité”)

*, J. Phys. 5e Series*3: 189-96.2. Lewis, Gilbert N. (1925).

*The Anatomy of Science*(pg. 158). Silliman Lectures; Yale University Press, 1926.External links

● Emile Borel – Wikipedia.