Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Responding to Eno: That's kind of what I was getting at. I've decided to simply destroy the concept of luck in itself, though I'm not sure if that will help or hurt the grade (that's not supposed to be the point, right). Let you know if I figure out exactly how to do it. I believe, though, that what we call luck is just the representation of a statistically unlikely event occurring. If I flip a coin ten times, betting $1 on each toss that I'll get a heads, I should come out even right? According to probabilities, I should get five heads and five tails. But we all know that over ten tosses, damn near anything could happen and it wouldn't be luck that caused me to win or lose money. I just haven't played long enough.

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