Originally posted by twhitehead
The experiment itself is not interesting at all.
The experiment itself is not interesting at all. All it does is confirm probability theory - which is no great achievement. What it attempts to do is convince the reader of the reality of probability theory - in other words it is targeted at non-mathematicians.
In addition, in every similar example I have seen in the past, there has been an attempt to dr ...[text shortened]... starting threads I doubt we will know if this is the case here for at least the first 10 pages.
Not to someone who doesn't want to consider it without prejudice. For that person, it's merely another quirksome inconsistency to be ignored and/or rejected.
What it attempts to do is convince the reader of the reality of probability theory - in other words it is targeted at non-mathematicians.
I highly doubt the person who did the experiment had anything in mind other than fleshing out the thought experiments previously offered by others. 'What does it make you think?' is the real question.
... there has been an attempt to draw some sort of parallel to the theory of evolution with the hope of shedding doubt on it...
You flatter me. I can hardly shed doubt on something as bankrupt as this boondoggle known as the theory of evolution; it does a fine job all by itself when viewed with common sense.
Freaky has a habit of never giving away his true purpose when starting threads I doubt we will know if this is the case here for at least the first 10 pages.
I suppose I should have a disclaimer at the beginning of every one of the threads I initiate:
"Dear Gentle Reader,
I am a Bible-believing Christian who's singular mission within this forum is to convince as many people as possible to substitute their work for the work done on their behalf on the cross by the Lord Jesus Christ. Doing so will place them in a state of eternal bliss/joy/wonderment; whereas rejection of this exchange will keep them where they are currently, only magnified to horrible dimensions: separated forever from the everlasting Creator.
Literally every one of my pokes and prods will be toward this endeavor, so please be advised: you can trust that this drive to see you in heaven is in the forefront of all my conversations with you.
I dunno. Just seems kind of self-serving to have to start them all off like that. But, then again, I'm game!