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It Could Just be a Coincidence





 

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There's a similar treatise on coincidence in the book Why do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life. Not a bad read, and very short. I bought it as a coffee table book in the hopes that guests would pick it up and read some interesting stuff, but it turns out that mathematics is just not very interesting to most people in a social setting. Who knew?

that was great. thanks!

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No typewriters we're harmed in the making of this movie.

At a conference several years ago a group of us were having lunch and discussing probabilities and likelihood ratios and, as there were a couple of dozen of us, I brought up the fact that it was more likely than not that two of us had the same birthday. A friend across the table said, "no way" and it turned out that he and I had the same birthday (year included) - I had to show him my driver's license before he would believe it.

I know a guy that thinks that every particular roll of the dice is preordained by God. So if two dice come up 1 and 5, that's because God decided they should be that way.

D^2, I rather like that version of God. IF folks only thought a god dealt with dice... Though, what's that Einstein quote?

Doug aka, QualiaSoup

Is just awesome. His videos nail just about every issue dead on.

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