Episode 013 – Probably about Probability

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/012--PROBABLY-PROBABILITY.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:17 — 63.6MB) As most of you know, we’re still working on the format.  And it will take a number of goes to get it dialed in.  This is the second incarnation.  Feel free to comment, and we’ll take your input to heart. Oh, and we pre-record a lot of these, so even if we are planning on using your idea, it may take a while to incorporate it.  All part of the process.  Thanks for your patience! OK, in this episode: How math can turn you into a fortune teller. What is a “precise falafel”? Is an infinite number of Nick’s a good or a bad thing?  I say good! $7 bucks is a lot of money.  Just sayin’ Expected value of using your Quantum Superpowers to play the lottery. The primate brain’s pattern recognition is both kick-ass, and dumb as hell. Nick:  “Get out while you can, monkey!” The reason Las Vegas is not a Not for Profit city. Chess or Poker, that is the question. Natufian tribes, genes, and...

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