posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 02:43 PM
reply to post by Rockpuck
(Dumbest thread ever.)
Dumbest thread I have read in a while. Pulls stats outa your back side and I am not sure, but I suppose they where supposed to mean something.
No flag for you.
I must admit I spent less time on this thread than I should have, given the amount of unexpected responses. Go figure.
(Pulling stats from nowhere.)
I explained a bit earlier about the statistics, and where I got them. They are certainly open for discussion, but
I can defend most of them (except for the chances of you being born. See my response below.)
(Suppose to mean something.)
Probability is just the number of opportunities to achieve a particular outcome, divided by the total number of
possible outcomes. So when I say there was one chance in 10 to the 300th power of you reading this, I was saying there existed an incredible number of
alternatives to me being here to write this, you being here to read this, and you actually reading this (especially using the beginning of life on
this planet as a starting reference!)
(No flag for me.)
That’s okay man. I really am not after stars or flags or points, really. I am much more interested in trying to achieve
understanding of things. I expect you and I are the same in that respect.
Edit: This thread is suppose to make you question destiny. It was presented in a joking manner, but it is really about a very serious subject: what
brings an individual to a particular moment in time? If that moment is reading this post, it seems humorous. If that moment is dying in a car crash --
it has a bit more serious nature, obviously.
[edit on 2-7-2008 by Buck Division]