Moronium Posted June 11, 2018 Report Share Posted June 11, 2018 (edited) 1. As far as probability goes, how could we ever propose that the odds of a coin coming up "heads" is 50% without first making any number of assumptions about coins, chance, etc. How could you assign a "probability" to anything without first making some assumptions about what it is and what things affect it? It could certainly be argued that, once a coin is flipped and in the air, there are no "odds" about how it will turn up. It's no longer even a matter of "chance." If you knew all the variables, you would know if it would heads or tails as soon as it left the hand. They have built machines that will make a coin come up heads every single flip, if you want it to. That could, in theory, just happen by "chance," but, chances are that chances are it aint no chance. Even the notion of "randomness" involves assumptions. Probability theory itself is chock-full of assumptions it makes as a basis for arriving at it's "results." Edited June 11, 2018 by Moronium Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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