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Hi Susan

I saw your reply on the AoM board. My hunch is that the use of zero in the case of the universe's existence is better put as a "virtual" zero, by those who believe it's existence is non random.

If I understand their thinking, the belief follows a template that we apply to many situations. For example, if we find a person's DNA at the scene of crime, say a one in five quadrillion strain, on knife, on the victim, on the back door and so on, most of us will say the person is 100 percent guilty.

The presumed guilt is ultimately based on a mathematical foundation, the overall improbability of various conditions. But when you crunch the numbers there is always a chance, however extremely remote, that the conditions are due to another cause.



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Probability question 756 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 09:49
Re: Probability question 109 D-Archer 30-Jun-19 10:54
Re: Probability question 99 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 11:06
Re: Probability question 99 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 12:31
Re: The Weak Anthropic Principle 105 Nolondil 30-Jun-19 14:30
Re: The Weak Anthropic Principle 104 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 15:20
Re: Probability question 107 Race Jackson 30-Jun-19 16:45
Re: Probability question 85 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 05:18
Neither math nor science: a personal "agenda" 99 drrayeye 30-Jun-19 23:55
Re: Neither math nor science: a personal "agenda" 88 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 05:29
Re: Probability question 92 Me 01-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Probability question 97 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 08:16
Re: Probability question 148 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Probability question 81 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 15:45
Re: Probability question 82 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 16:04
Re: Probability question 88 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 16:16


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