[extropy-chat] what is probability?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jan 2 23:48:25 UTC 2007

On Jan 1, 2007, at 10:31 AM, gts wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 20:00:26 -0500, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net 
> >
> wrote:
>> gts wrote:
>>> Which statement is most true?
>>> A) E is frequent because it is probable.
>>> B) E is probable because it is frequent.

Neither.  An event that can by its nature only occur once or a very  
rarely in a very large period of time may still be quite probable that  
it will occur.   For instance, it is extremely probable that our sun  
will some day exhaust its primary fuel and become a white dwarf.

- samantha

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