Randomized controlled trials: a misnomer?

Aside

“Randomized controlled trial” strikes me as a misnomer, because randomization is a surrogate for true control. There may be an argument that randomization has the same effect as controlling. But even if it does have the same effect (which is doubtful), randomization clearly does not involve literally controlling the potentially relevant differences between the control case and the test case. In fact rather the opposite.