- 03 Feb '17 17:04This thread is inspired by a probability discussion in the eclipses thread.

I was watching this YouTube video YouTube about the cost of a Tesla.

If you fast forward to 5:22 he adds up a whole lot of practically random figures, subtracts a whole lot of other figures and the result is 77,777.

So, what is the probability of such a nice looking number?

Well, if we naively say the chance of a 7 in each place, is one in 10, then its 10x10x10x10x10 or one chance in 10,000

So, did he deliberately fudge the figures to make such a nice number or is it pure chance, or did God do it? - 03 Feb '17 17:19

If I remember the probability discussion, there is an equal 1 in 10,000 chance that the number would come out to 77,778.*Originally posted by twhitehead***This thread is inspired by a probability discussion in the eclipses thread.**

I was watching this YouTube video [youtube]HQqXuw0Bb34[/youtube] about the cost of a Tesla.

If you fast forward to 5:22 he adds up a whole lot of practically random figures, subtracts a whole lot of other figures and the result is 77,777.

So, what is the probability of such a n ...[text shortened]... eliberately fudge the figures to make such a nice number or is it pure chance, or did God do it?

My guess is he did not fudge the number. But they are all approximate values anyway that probably change daily, and depend on the quantity of items you purchase. - 03 Feb '17 17:32

The difference here is that even if the number resulted from an unlikely probability, it would not produce life. The consequences of probabilty matter.*Originally posted by twhitehead***This thread is inspired by a probability discussion in the eclipses thread.**

I was watching this YouTube video [youtube]HQqXuw0Bb34[/youtube] about the cost of a Tesla.

If you fast forward to 5:22 he adds up a whole lot of practically random figures, subtracts a whole lot of other figures and the result is 77,777.

So, what is the probability of such a n ...[text shortened]... eliberately fudge the figures to make such a nice number or is it pure chance, or did God do it? - 03 Feb '17 17:55

1. So are you saying his number is proof of God or not? You are not being clear.*Originally posted by chaney3***The difference here is that even if the number resulted from an unlikely probability, it would not produce life. The consequences of probabilty matter.**

2. I am fairly certain that in the eclipse thread you claimed probability was just a mathematical exercise with no real world consequences. - 03 Feb '17 17:59

No, I said that while science may prove probabilty in a case of "rolling of dice", those results are somewhat insignificant.*Originally posted by twhitehead***1. So are you saying his number is proof of God or not? You are not being clear.**

2. I am fairly certain that in the eclipse thread you claimed probability was just a mathematical exercise with no real world consequences.

You cannot equate those results with origin of life. - 03 Feb '17 18:01

Just so you know, this thread really wasn't directed at you, it was more intended as food for thought for people that actually want to learn something.*Originally posted by chaney3***The difference here is that even if the number resulted from an unlikely probability, it would not produce life. The consequences of probabilty matter.**

You are just a liar who wants to prove a point but is too stupid to realise that he's shooting himself in the foot every time he opens his mouth.

Still waiting for that reference by the way. - 03 Feb '17 18:02

Fine, but probabilties can only be taken so far.*Originally posted by twhitehead***Just so you know, this thread really wasn't directed at you, it was more intended as food for thought for people that actually want to learn something.**

You are just a liar who wants to prove a point but is too stupid to realise that he's shooting himself in the foot every time he opens his mouth.

Still waiting for that reference by the way.

Lottery results don't equal life.

Jerk. - 03 Feb '17 19:04 / 1 edit

The insults are uncalled for and against forum rules. Getting caught lying is not a good enough excuse. You don't like the fact that I point out your errors? Then don't come to the science forum where we point out logical errors and false claims.*Originally posted by chaney3***Jerk.** - 04 Feb '17 05:28 / 2 edits

You started it by insulting him, then you equate lying with errors, and now you probably don't like the fact that I've pointed out your errors.*Originally posted by twhitehead***The insults are uncalled for and against forum rules. Getting caught lying is not a good enough excuse. You don't like the fact that I point out your errors? Then don't come to the science forum where we point out logical errors and false claims.**

And yet, here you are acting like the science forum is your own personal clubhouse... another error.

How do you manage to get in so many errors and false claims with so very few words? - 04 Feb '17 07:38

No, I was just being honest.*Originally posted by lemon lime***You started it by insulting him,**

**then you equate lying with errors,**

No, I did not.

I equated lying with lying.

**and now you probably don't like the fact that I've pointed out your errors.**

Except you haven't. An you too will probably run away in shame.

**And yet, here you are acting like the science forum is your own personal clubhouse... another error.**

Another error on your part, yes.

**How do you manage to get in so many errors and false claims with so very few words?**

I really don't know how you do it. My guess is all that fawning over Trump helped. - 04 Feb '17 19:13 / 1 edit

I see. So*Originally posted by twhitehead***No, I was just being honest.**

[b]then you equate lying with errors,

No, I did not.

I equated lying with lying.

**and now you probably don't like the fact that I've pointed out your errors.**

Except you haven't. An you too will probably run away in shame.

**And yet, here you are acting like the science forum is your own personal clubho ...[text shortened]... w words?**

I really don't know how you do it. My guess is all that fawning over Trump helped.[/b]*essentially*you are saying...

1. No

2. No

3. No

4. No

5. Trump

*typical riposte*