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  1. chuck norris 42

    What was the last time you had your "mind blown"?

    If you combine groups and get a different result than the individual groups it is called Simpsons paradox, However I would argue it specifically deals with lurking variables so it is really about keeping separate groups separate. Simpons Paradox example In a hospital 88 out of 98 of Doctor Nick's patients with minor injuries live (89.8%) 91 out of 100 of Doctor Hibert's patients with minor injuries live (91%) 1 out of 2 Doctors Nick's patients with major injuries live (50%) 5909 out of 9900 Doctor Hibert's patients with major injuries live (59.7%) Doctor Hibert has a Higher survival rate than Nick so Hibert is the better Doctor If you use the totals you get the opposite answer 89 out of 100 of Doctor Nick's patients Live (89%) 6000 out of 10,000 of Doctor Hiberts patients Live. (60%) It is stupid to conclude Doctor Nick is a better doctor because He has a higher survival rate , What is actually going on is that if your doctor is Doctor Hibert you are screwed because he deals with most of the Major injuries and you probably have a major injury. If your doctor is Doctor Nick you probably are not seriously hurt. Your basketballer example is the same my example in one major way, the total is the opposite of the individual parts, However in your example the total is better than the individual parts Also are percentages the best way to measure a basketballer? Is 3/3 really better than 8/10?
  2. I purchased a sim card for a prepaid plan for $2 with no ID and registered it online but you could disable all such cards
  3. Our societies will probably become cashless fairly soon, we will use smart devices instead , Will this make internet service providers all powerful Could a tyrannical government disable smart devices with a SIM card by forcing the service providers to disable all sim cards unless they user has proven their identity to a government crony
  4. chuck norris 42

    What was the last time you had your "mind blown"?

    Honeybadgers don't have stripes or eyepatches so not super crazy if you say honeybadger instead of badger, Unlike calling that silly fat headed green thing in H.R. pufnstuf a dragon
  5. It is probably just me but on the weekend it blew my mind that hens and roosters have a very different reproductive system to your typical mammal, Also the sperm and ovum have opposite roles in sex determination , in mammals the sperm is either X or Y, the ovum MUST be X , birds are totally different , all sperm is Y and the ovum is either X or Y, and males are YY and females are XY To technically correctly use the letters Z and W instead of X and, a male is ZZ and a female is ZW, all sperm is Z and the ovum is either Z or W
  6. chuck norris 42

    U.S. Politics: He's an Idiot, Plain and Simple

    Getting back to the OP, Would anyone be surprised if he did something unwise?
  7. I like watching TV shows that cost a lot of money to make, However they cannot properly do large battles with lots of guns, People will stand out in the open for a very long period of time without getting shot.
  8. ***begin random rant *** I liked "The walking dead" until it had a large gun battle that was way beyond ludicrous I like "Westworld" but I was glad I only watched the large gun battle through the corner of my eye because it was way beyond ludicrous. *** end random rant *** carry on.
  9. Do you think religion in the Middle Ages it was basically like ASOIAF, in the background most of the time but it would get intense during times of strife.
  10. Huh?? Aren't you both saying that after you Abandon god you start believing in yourself
  11. It is a common defence of religion though, and from that perspective a counterexamples are any examples were the original basis of something was removed without damaging it at all.
  12. I thought both ideas below common knowledge and the link between them is obvious but live and learn. A common defence of religion is that it is the basis of our morality The original basis of the value of our currency was the gold standard, but getting rid of the original basis was a good thing.
  13. Are you using Friedrich Nietzsche's argument that religion saves us from a desolate postmodernism or are just being contrary?
  14. You don't have to agree but if you don't agree give a reason
  15. chuck norris 42

    US Politics: March Madness

    He gives the impression that he thinks the Iraq war was magnificent because any aggression by the US must be magnificent. and anyone disagrees is silly, However Why do you say that he is a Chicken? Is his personal bravery ever going to be an issue?