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Is probability a myth? Is math only correct to a certain extent?

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posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 07:35 PM

originally posted by: ssenerawa
Every creature on earth has been defying odds since the admiration of the millions of sperm cells they raced and/or fought with to reach the egg.

I would not call it defying the odds when you put 40 million in that race. According to scientists , one ejaculation generates betweeen 40 million to 1.2 billion of these sperm cells. It is not defying the odds ; it is more like playing safe and ensuring that one gets there by starting off with 40 million.

A bit like playing darts , but instead of throwing one dart, you throw 100 in the hope of hitting bullseye or treble 20.

Alternatively, it is like a shotgun compared to a rifle. A rifle fires one bullet; a shotgun fires 100s of pellets which are scattered. Amusing to see those people shooting birds with a shotgun and taking credit for a good shot ?!!!

To repeat what I said in my earlier post ,as you increase the throw of coins, probability sets in. With a few throws only , there is no probability. You are in charge. Apply this concept to the sperm. One little menace swimming alone instead of 40 million will yield almost zero probability of conception. If there is conception, it will be called miracle. It is that world of no probability which interests me.

To summarise and repeat what I said in the earlier post, Probability sets in as you increase the attempts. In the initial stage , there is no probability yet there is abundant possibility. Figure out this paradox. It holds clues.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 01:42 AM

originally posted by: ssenerawa

originally posted by: namelesss

originally posted by: OmniscientAwarenessIs probability a myth? Is math only correct to a certain extent?

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
-- Albert Einstein

'Math' exists in the imagination, like a Rubic's cube of the mind.
It describes limited imaginary things, thus Einstein's quote.

The term 'probability' is a funny thing!
When I flip a coin and it lands on tails, what is the probability that it landed on tails?
Its not what side shows after the coin has fallen. It's about all the probable choices and/or options it has to land while it is still in the air flipping and/or undecided. Not after the fact.

The falling of the coin is forever a done deal.
It has landed on the side that it does, forever.
There is no maybe, no accidents, what is, always is!
Thus whatever you can imagine 'will be', or won't be, is already a done deal.
The only time that there seems to be a question is a matter of personal shortness of vision.
I am typing this Now! The 'probability' of me typing this, whether from the Perspective of the first days of planet Earth to 1bn years from now remains the same; 100%! *__-

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