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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%! *__-

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: namelesss

But how could that be, if technically speaking the probability of you typing should’ve increased once we learned the English language, then more once you learn to read and write, And then increases more with the invention of technology but yet the probability of you typing is the same today as it was 50,000 years ago

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 03:47 PM

originally posted by: OmniscientAwareness
If I flip a coin 1,500 times odds are 50/50 right. That means 750 heads and 750 tails. Thats basic math which is found to be correct. But in reality odds of flippin a coin 1,500 times and getting 750 for both sides is more like 1 in 1,000,000

People love the Golden ratio 1.61803398875 But what about the rest of the decimal places. It get more wrong the further down the rabbit whole doesent it? so we'll just stop at 1.61803398875

is infinity real? then if I throw a rock and it took 5 seconds to hit a guy in the head. If infinity is real it will never get there from 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds all the way to

4.90000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds

And thats not even the smallest the numbers go either.

Math is good for some things, not great for others. It has a hard time dealing with nested infinities, and then there's the point of view problem. In Euclidean geometry, you take two points and draw a line, and there is an infinity of points in that line. But it is not equal to the infinity of points in the space surrounding the line. And if you look at that infinity from 90 degrees, the line will vanish down into a single point. So does that infinity of points in that line vanish just because I changed my perspective 90 degrees? How does that work?

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