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originally posted by: kykweer
a reply to: 7918465230
Even if you play powerball for eternity the odd will always stay the same, so there is a probability you will always pick the wrong number.
The odds stay the same, but with an infinite amount of time you have time to go through all of the possible outcomes an infinite amount of times. Therefore, you will win an infinite amount of times.
originally posted by: compressedFusion
a reply to: Harte
It is almost surely the case (pardon my math humor).
What is the difference between:
A.) Certainty
B.) A probability of 1
Mathematicians would say:
Almost surely (Wikipedia)
Almost sure convergence (Wikipedia)
Strong law of large numbers (Wikipedia)
I believe it is a disconnect between the symbol mapping from math to natural language.
The "100%" part these scientists come up with is only to BS us general folk into funding their lives.
originally posted by: kykweer
a reply to: 7918465230
I am sorry but I just do not buy it, you can theorize infinity and the probability that there will be an eventuality, but you can't for sure say that it will happen.
originally posted by: Jungian
The fact that humans are to define what intelligent life is...speaks volumes of irony. If humans were intelligent they would have surpassed all the bigotry that takes place on Earth and moved on into space and beyond.
Infinity and eternity are not finite by definition, so you will eventually win. I'll belay the fact that you will win an infinite amount of times, because that seems too far over your head, for now.
originally posted by: ZetaRediculian
a reply to: 7918465230
Infinity and eternity are not finite by definition, so you will eventually win. I'll belay the fact that you will win an infinite amount of times, because that seems too far over your head, for now.
If you can win an infinite amount of times, why can't you loose an infinite amount of times? How can both be possible?
if I have an infinite amount of money to buy an infinite amount of lottery tickets, why do I need to play the lottery?
Because infinity is bigger than you think
You can both win and lose an infinite amount of times.
you are misunderstanding the very basic concept that is infinity.
And the money part has nothing to do with it.
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.” Nikola Tesla “How To Signal To Mars” (New York Times, May 23rd, 1909)
originally posted by: 7918465230
Yes. Forever is a long time, and the powerball is only like 197 million to 1 if I recall. So yes, you will eventually win
That is not the case at all. Probability cannot become certainty.
Each powerball drawing is an individual event. Hence, each event has precisely the same probability as the last one.
In probability theory, one says that an event happens almost surely (sometimes abbreviated as a.s.) if it happens with probability one
originally posted by: Wolfenz
here is something
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.” Nikola Tesla “How To Signal To Mars” (New York Times, May 23rd, 1909)
then again he believed that he can comunicate with aliens with a few of his inventions ,
Tesla Listens To The Stars Working late one night on his powerful and sensitive radio receiver, Tesla observed strange rhythmic pulses on the receiver. He concluded that there was no possible explanation other than some effort was being made to communicate with Earth by creatures from another planet. Tesla reveals the discovery and is highly criticized.
originally posted by: ZetaRediculian
a reply to: 7918465230
OK, I break even. So you are saying aliens exist infinitely and aliens do not exist infinitely? So both are correct statements?
why not? I do need an infinite amount of money to play. Don't I? Are these free lottery tickets?
If you can win an infinite amount of times, why can't you loose an infinite amount of times? How can both be possible?
if I have an infinite amount of money to buy an infinite amount of lottery tickets, why do I need to play the lottery?