Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Zechnophobe, Oct 19, 2010.
It's still a statistical fallacy.
That's cuz those people are busy playing the game instead of dwelling on minor details.
What if you are unlucky and only pick criminals does that mean that they represent for example the city they live in?
Well, that explains the Mortgage Derivative Bond ratings.
Sorry, for the cheap shot, but you kind of asked for it 'boyo'.
I don't think it is a safe assumption to assume you are the only one good at math on a civ fansite. Almost as safe an assumption as assuming a fair coin actually exists. In fact, you might even become enlightened when someone calls you on the assumption of a fair flip of an unfair coin.
Quite frankly, mathemeticians are scary things until they have brushed up on their Bertrand Russel, and come to see knowliedge and 'fact' for what is truly is....
Or in this case, how an unscientific poll of unscientific polls of a skewed popultaion can actually go a long way to supporting a postulated hypothesis.
So unlikely as to be considered irrelevant. That's not how random selection works out in reality.
What do mortgage derivatives have to do with rockets and jet aeroplanes?
For a gentleman who pretends to advocate Bertrand Russell you seem to have a paralyzing fear of indubitable logic.
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