[ExI] perfect sense in some circumstances... was: RE: Dark Energy and Causal Cells

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 16:46:29 UTC 2018

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:07 PM, Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 12:56 PM, William Flynn Wallace
>> <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > ...no gambling makes any sense (unless you,
>> > like me, are on a boat full of volunteer firemen who have no clue as to
>> the
>> > odds on rolling dice, and are just as likely to bet on a 4 as a 6 -
>> cleaned
>> > them out in less than a hour...
> So, gambling doesn't make sense...unless you believe you can win?  Sounds
> familiar.
> Still a statistical belief; still a value judgment.  Same reason many/most
> people gamble, because they think they have an edge somehow.  Fail to see
> how your example is any different.

I think his point is that there are times when gambling isn't purely luck
and the odds aren't stacked in the house's favor.

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