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October 10th, 2021 at 9:18:20 PM permalink

Quote: linksjunkie

Wrap your brain around this.

Every time you shuffle a deck of cards it is probably the first time in human history the deck is in that exact order.

Unique events happen all the time.
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I’ve tried to make that point many times. If someone says they shuffled a deck and the results were 3S, 8H, 9D, JC, 10C,etc….you would have no reason to disbelieve him. If he said it was AS, AH, AD, AC, 2S, 2H, 2D, 2C, 3S,etc… you WOULD have a reason to disbelieve him.

For those who don’t understand why, I won’t be able to explain it to them.
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Your disbelief at a shuffled but ordered deck of cards is unremarkable. But your lack of disbelief over the less likely occurrences you come across, including (to paraphrase coachbelly) your own existence, is truly remarkable.
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October 11th, 2021 at 2:20:14 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

An event of odds 1 to 18 septillion.

Perhaps the world imagined it.
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For an accurate figure, how many lifetime tickets did she buy?????
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