Monthly Archives: March 2013

A funny little probability problem – some closure

Introduction This weekend I got hooked on a funny little probability puzzle, and have finally found some closure. It started with an off-hand comment by a student, which led me to think more deeply about the problem once I actually … Continue reading

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A funny little probability problem – correct

Introduction In a previous post I made a calculation error, which arrived at an unintuitive result – a result that still stands. I got side-tracked with, what I thought, was an arithmetic error. I wasn’t satisfied, because my intuition still … Continue reading

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A funny little probability problem

(Note: this problem has an error…can you find it? I will post the correction soon here, which itself has some interesting properties) We often make the important distinction between drawing cards with or without replacement when determining the results of … Continue reading

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“Proof” that God exists

Introduction If you want some entertainment in the form of logical gymnastics, go to this page on the proof of god. If you’re impatient, here is one of the arguments: Do you believe that Absolute Truth exists? Possible answers… yes … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Project: Miracles and healing – is it evidence for the truth of Christianity?

Unbelievable? 17 Nov 2007 – Are miracles evidence for God? – 17 November 2007 — Miracles and healing – is it evidence for the truth of Christianity? As part of the Unbelievable Project, I am taking notes and “arm-chair” responding … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Project: A “proxy” atheist explains why he can’t believe

Unbelievable? 10 Nov 2007 – A “proxy” atheist explains why he can’t believe – 10 November 2007 — Radio Host Nick Pandolfi on being a ‘proxy atheist’ As part of the Unbelievable Project, I am taking notes and “arm-chair” responding … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Project: The “New Atheism” – Barry Duke and David Marshall Debate

The New Atheism – 03 November 2007 — The “New Atheism” – Barry Duke and David Marshall Debate As part of the Unbelievable Project, I am taking notes and “arm-chair” responding to each of the Unbelievable podcast episodes satisfying a … Continue reading

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