This post is one that has been restored after the hacking. All original comments were lost. We met a lot … Continue Reading That “1-in-27 Million Chance That Earth’s Record Hot Streak Is Natural” Is Preposterous
People say “random” variables “behave” in a certain way as if they have a life of their own. To behave is to act, to be caused, to react. This is reification, perhaps caused by the beauty of the mathematics where, … Continue Reading Nothing Is Distributed: So-Called Random Variables Do Not Follow Distributions
See if this analogy makes sense. A ramp onto which you loose a ball, which can roll down and fall … Continue Reading Evolution Under Fixed Constraints; Or, Why Random Changes Don’t Cut It
Go ahead and ask me. I’ll even pretend to laugh. Just as I chuckle warmly with you when you quote Mark Twain (or Disraeli) abut damned lies. (Secretly, I’ll be looking for the nearest exit. But, oh yes, I’ll laugh.) … Continue Reading What Are The Chances Of That?