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Probability

  • A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.

    James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

  • When the weather predicts 30 percent chance of rain, rain is twice as likely as when 60 percent chance is predicted.

    Thomas Parry (1947 - )

  • If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will.

    Paul Harvey (1918 - 2009)

  • How come you never read a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

    Jay Leno (1950 - )

  • Just think of all the billions of coincidences that don't happen.

    Dick Cavett (1936 - )

  • The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

    Robert R. Coveyou (1915 - 1996)

  • The theory of probabilities is simply the science of logic quantitatively treated.

    Charles Saunders Peirce (1839 - 1914)

  • The words "model" and "mode" have, indeed, the same root; today, model building is science a la mode.

    Abraham Kaplan (1918 - 1993)

  • Chance is only the measure of our ignorance.

    Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

  • Lyric ©2001 Lawrence Mark Lesser
    may sing to tune of "Happy Birthday to You" (Mildred J Hill and Patty Smith Hill)

    Happy birthday to you--
    Bring another 22:
    Then we'll have even chances
    Of a match in this room...
    Or many more!

    Happy birthday to me--
    Bring another two-fifty-three:
    Then I'll have even chances
    Someone matches with ME...
    Or many more!

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