brain sizes: Einstein's and women's--jet

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 3 21:12:43 EST 2002


"Joseph A Nagy Jr" <pagan_prince at charter.net> wrote in message
news:3D4C8DF4.7070001 at charter.net...
> mat wrote:
> > No it won't you fool.  Answer we this, and don't conveniently avoid it
> > like the other difficult parts of my last post:
> >
> > If a coin is flipped twice am I certain to get one head and one tail
> > (as would be the case according to your logic.
> >
> > If I flip a coin three times, what is the probability of getting at
> > least one head?
> >
> > Just answer those questions and we know where we stand.  Furthermore,
> > if you don't answer you will confirm your inability to comprehend
> > basic mathematics.
>
> Even though statistically you can expect 50% on either side of a coin
> flip, coin flips CAN be rigged. I know, I've done enough coin flipping.
> Say you want heads all the time, just before you get the coin, flip it
> over to tails and every time you flip (and just let it land instead of
> catching it and then slapping it down on the back of your hand), ou well
> get heads all the time.
>
> Granted this isn't possible with a computer program (unless you rigged
> the program, too). A better example would be a properly programmed
> number randomizer (which could be modified for coin flip, just take a
> six sided die and assign even numbers to heads (or tails) and odd
> numbers to tails (or heads).
>
> If you want fixed results, use a person.
> If you want true to life randomizer (that can't be fixed by Joe
> average), use a computer program.

Computer's can only generate pseudo-random numbers.  This is based on an
initial seed number, and rather predictable, if you know the seed and the
algorithm.






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