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Probability Theory Is Sufficient To Explain All

Hits: 25867 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: a1butcher
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TalcumX
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 565 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:40:59 AM
Wow!....... my name is Zebedee Doodah too!
Coincidence?........spooky huh?

Oscola
Male, 18-29, Europe
 353 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:33:17 AM
I once slept with a hooker, and for some strange reason, unlike other times, I wore a condom. A couple months later I went back to the same place and asked around for her. Turns out she died of AIDs. If God wasn't the one who made me think to put a rubber on then what did. Probability can't explain it because I never wear a johnny, it must have been supernatural intervention. It freaked me out so much that from now on whenever I visit Soho I'll put two on.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3192 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:19:05 AM
Problem with his birthday calcs. The odds of a birthday being on 2/29 are slightly less than 1 in 1461 (one day in four years), not 1 in 366 (one day in one leap year). You'd have to do calculations based on that number. (Slightly less than 1/1461 since a leap year isn't a leap year if it is divisible by 100, but isn't divisible by 400. That means 1900 wasn't a leap year, but 2000 was.)

unmercyfuldu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 773 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:15:39 AM
"The supernatural is still there of course, but not everything has to do with it"

Good job placating your ignorance.

Vligon
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:07:17 AM
Ha Ha The moth died.

Creabhain
Male, 40-49, Europe
 441 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:00:47 AM
I found it a bit drawn out but otherwise good. Of course I already understood the maths he speaks of so he was preaching to the converted in my case. We did the birthday thing when I was in College. It worked. Out of a class of 32 two of us had the same birthday. Since we were all close in age even the year was the same as it happened.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:39:12 AM
Interesting worth watching video. It explain many things some might think are "supernatural" and such, in a easy way. The supernatural is still there of course, but not everything has to do with it

Jesterhead
Male, 18-29, Europe
 27 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:32:35 AM
He sounds like the guy from tales of mere existence.

Dr_Sexy
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1579 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:27:11 AM
fairly elementary mathmatics shall never prove me wrong!

outdoorMINER
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 939 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:57:29 AM
I wish this video would load for me. It is right up my alley.

Jayno
Male, 18-29, Canada
 170 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:56:01 AM
This guy sounds a lot like potholer54. And, this video is just as good.

D3rAnG3d
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1603 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:47:43 AM
pretty cool, but the guy's voice was dull and monotone

pui
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3550 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:47:34 AM
cool

Pabasa
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4153 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:46:17 AM
Mathematics may eliminate superstition, but it also ignores emotions, something that all humans have. If I chose to buy a lottery ticket using my birthday, winning it would be sweeter and memorable than a totally random number, and any losses related to said chosen number is forgotten anyway.

So if it comes down to faith, superstition, etc, I say go for it. Unless one becomes clouded and deluded to think that the reality speaks otherwise, these associations are a healthy part of being human.

slab-of-rage
Male, 18-29, Europe
 779 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:42:29 AM
That wasn't Joseph Bloggs, that was Obama.

YAHTZEE!

smurfette69
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 310 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:25:54 AM
good info...long presentation, and slightly boring at times.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:18:40 AM
Gah, I learn this at uni already! IAB is where I come to get away from learning statistics.

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4893 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:18:14 AM
Solid 4.

theshade
Male, 18-29, Europe
 51 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:15:23 AM
This video; no poo.

a1butcher
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:21:14 AM
Link: Probability Theory Is Sufficient To Explain All [Rate Link] - Poor understanding of probability lead people to put forward supernatural explanation for overly-common events.

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