Real World Probability: A “Birthday Problem” Anecdote

I heard the following story from my topology professor. A renowned statistician was teaching a course in fundamental probability theory to a group of undergraduates. As expected of an introductory course, he briefly tackled several main principles of probability to give the students a bird’s-eye view of the subject. One day, he talked about the […]

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Elegant-Sounding

George Santayana stated that “to knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.” No one believed that philosophy more than Mark Twain. Twain has the knack of annoying the pompous and knocking the haughty ones off their high horses. There is one anecdote of Twain […]

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