Wednesday, February 5, 2014

19: It's fifty-fifty, right?

True or False
If it could happen or not happen, then the odds must be 50-50.
From Hunter Patton @professorpatton,
What's the probability you make a free throw? -- 50/50? 
Story via The Bad Astronomer and Mark C. Chu-Carroll, but I supplied the question:
This guy sued in a Honolulu court to stop the Large Hadron Collider. If he could either win or lose, his lawsuit has a 50-50 chance of going his way -- either he'll win or he won't, right?

Watch it all or forward to Walter Wagner at about the 2:15 mark to see the statement in the interview.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
Large Hadron Collider

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