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Originally posted by MrDesolate
Let's say you're walking down the street and see an envelope. You pick it up and open it and lo and behold, the most valuable baseball card in the world is in there. Yes, Honus Wagner's 1909 Pittsburgh card, sold for $2.8 mil in a private auction in 2007 and now it's in your hands.
Now, what does that do to the odds of finding an extraordinarily valuable baseball card in any other envelope you may see blowing in the wind?
Make it less likely, because come on, how many times can that happen?
Make it more likely because if it happened once ...
Have no effect whatsoever on the odds because there would be no relationship between your finding one once and what you may find in the future.
Originally posted by DragonriderGal
Originally posted by MrDesolate
Let's say you're walking down the street and see an envelope. You pick it up and open it and lo and behold, the most valuable baseball card in the world is in there. Yes, Honus Wagner's 1909 Pittsburgh card, sold for $2.8 mil in a private auction in 2007 and now it's in your hands.
Now, what does that do to the odds of finding an extraordinarily valuable baseball card in any other envelope you may see blowing in the wind?
Make it less likely, because come on, how many times can that happen?
Make it more likely because if it happened once ...
Have no effect whatsoever on the odds because there would be no relationship between your finding one once and what you may find in the future.
Considering that there is an infinite number of planets while only a very minute amount of these baseball cards, I'd say there is little to no way to make any kind of comparison. If there were an infinite number of those cards printed, then sure, you could probably pick another one up fairly easily, eh?
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
To expand on my last post about probability. If a pperson flips a coin....they have a 50/50 chance...if the coin is balanced...of flipping HEADS. If the person flips the coin 10 times and all 10 times it comes up heads....on the 11th flip....the persons odds still are 50/50....on flipping HEADS.
This is so because you have the ability to flip the coin an infine amount of times.....if you could live forever. These are ODDS. PROBABILITY.....is another matter all togeather and this is when CHAOS THEORY comes into play. Split Infinity
Originally posted by DragonriderGal
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
To expand on my last post about probability. If a pperson flips a coin....they have a 50/50 chance...if the coin is balanced...of flipping HEADS. If the person flips the coin 10 times and all 10 times it comes up heads....on the 11th flip....the persons odds still are 50/50....on flipping HEADS.
This is so because you have the ability to flip the coin an infine amount of times.....if you could live forever. These are ODDS. PROBABILITY.....is another matter all togeather and this is when CHAOS THEORY comes into play. Split Infinity
But finding something isn't like flipping a coin. Of course the odds will always be 50% if you have two sided coin.
If there are an infinite amount of something, not simply two sides, then the chances of finding another are much different. Now of course either the envelope contains the card or it doesn't--50% chance of that, eh? But the picture is much bigger than simply the envelope itself. In a multitude of envelopes with an infinite number of cards available, there is going to be a much greater likelihood of finding said card again.
Originally posted by DragonriderGal
Considering that there is an infinite number of planets
Originally posted by MrDesolate
Originally posted by DragonriderGal
Considering that there is an infinite number of planets
You mean "assuming", right?
Originally posted by scapers2u
reply to post by Explanation
Aliens do not exist, are you crazy?
ofcourse they do, anything not of this earth doesnt exist? lol
Originally posted by StarPeace
Originally posted by scapers2u
reply to post by Explanation
Aliens do not exist, are you crazy?
ofcourse they do, anything not of this earth doesnt exist? lol
Prove it..
And dont tell me to look up at the stars, or direct me to a blog.
show me a alien.. With all the bitching in this topic not one person has posted any proof.
Doing a basic search on these type of skeptical topics, it seems that's the pattern on this site. bitch, whine, insult and don't post any proof.edit on 8-9-2011 by StarPeace because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by yaluk
so how do we know "aliens" are from other planets?