While trying to understand why normal distributions come up all the time, i found something like: means of sampling distributions always are normally distributed when N--->infinity.
But then I also found that there is some process that generated a distribution. Can we talk of distributions without talking about generating processes?
Also, generative algorithms like Naive Bayes, why are they called generative? Do they capture the mechanics of process generating the data i.e are they the model of the generating process itself?