[extropy-chat] what is probability?

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Mon Jan 1 01:00:26 UTC 2007

gts wrote:

> Which statement is most true?
> A) E is frequent because it is probable.
> B) E is probable because it is frequent.

It would be helpful, highlighted by the example of (A), to clarify the
complementary usage of "probability" and "likelihood".  Once again,
clear terminology is vital to clear communication especially when one
can't simply point to a well defined referent already held in common.

That aside, I think this topic is at least as relevant as rationality.

Happy New Year to the list!

- Jef

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