[ExI] A preferred direction to the universe?

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Tue Apr 28 15:25:53 UTC 2020



On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 9:59 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:

>… with a 3.9 sigma level of confidence, that means there is a 0.8% chance it's just a statistical fluke. It's not good enough to claim a discovery, that requires 5 sigma or only 0.023% chance of it being bogus…



John why do you use 1.5 sigma shift for those confidence intervals?  I am not saying it is wrong to use that, only curious why that applies there.  Damn I need to study harder if those confidence levels are right.





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