Posted 24 March 2004 - 07:12 AM

**QUOTE** (Seraphina @ Mar 23 2004, 02:13 PM) |

[Here, the occurance of a variable does have an effect on the likelyhood of it occuring again...a coin toss does not, as each individual toss still has a 50% chance of landing one way or the other, regardless of what the previous result was. |

But I wasn't talking about the previous result, everyone knows that if you flip a coin you have 50/50 chance it will land on heads or tails. What I was saying is that if you flip a coin 20 times there are 20/20 chances that each flip will land on heads.

The actual probabilty of the coin landing on heads 20 times would be 1000/1000. Each flip gets a 50/50 chance to land on heads, after flipping it 20 times and it landing on heads everytime you just beat the odds.

Hey it's actually my bad Seraphina, because I got my point twisted the above was the point I was originally trying to get across.

But if the coin lands on it's edge, you can't measure the probability, because you can't measure the edge of a circle.

As for what Mowo said. Well Mowo lets say you drop a coin in box, let say at the same exact time you drop the coin that the coin splits in half. Part of the coin lands on heads and part of the coin lands on tails, that one coin you just dropped now has two outcomes instead of one.

What about splitting atoms? Ill give you some time to think about it, cause even if you don't well I do because it's now my bedtime. I will try tor respond within a couple of days.

One night I ventured to my wooden rocking chair right outside my back porch, and I looked to the sky in the break of twilight, staring into the dark mirror of space, filled with sands of star dust, colossal supernovas and red giants, strings of wormholes and distant planets beyond my grasp. A place where tiny enigmatic hidden black holes tear through the fabric of space and time which, who knows; may lead into other dimensions and perhaps alternate realities. And as I look up at this heavens mirror which my hands can only reach so far through this looking glass, I felt an odd sensation of something looking back staring into my own eyes, staring into a whole other universe of which I new nothing about until I saw my reflection within it, and in that moment I then knew that the key which open the portal doors to parallel worlds was myself. "The Eyes of the Universe, Chris Landrum"