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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.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01-Jul-19 17:25 by Poster Boy.

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Probability question 581 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 09:49
Re: Probability question 50 D-Archer 30-Jun-19 10:54
Re: Probability question 46 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 11:06
Re: Probability question 42 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 12:31
Re: The Weak Anthropic Principle 48 Nolondil 30-Jun-19 14:30
Re: The Weak Anthropic Principle 41 Susan Doris 30-Jun-19 15:20
Re: Probability question 43 Race Jackson 30-Jun-19 16:45
Re: Probability question 33 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 05:18
Neither math nor science: a personal "agenda" 43 drrayeye 30-Jun-19 23:55
Re: Neither math nor science: a personal "agenda" 36 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 05:29
Re: Probability question 35 Me 01-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Probability question 38 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 08:16
Re: Probability question 52 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Probability question 31 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 15:45
Re: Probability question 30 Susan Doris 01-Jul-19 16:04
Re: Probability question 31 Poster Boy 01-Jul-19 16:16

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