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Conditional probability

Conditional probability

a probability quoted when the range of choices admitted is restricted, i.e., conditional; thus, the probability of the child of a colour-blind man inheriting the gene is 1/2 if the child is female and almost zero if the child is male.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... true". My view is that science can, at best, help to determine the probability of truth. Your reluctance to clearly state your position finally ... we do not know how much we do not know. Duh. Hence, my beliefs remain conditional. And this is where probability enters my picture. Back to evolution. ...

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by Gavin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Another creationist thread

... E_N be a sequence of N *independent* events. For simplicity, assume the probability for each of the to occur to be epsilon, i.e. P(E_1) = P(E_2) ... However however, even if the events were dependent, with small enough conditional probabilities the probability for H_N could still be ridiculously ...

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by hb
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Another creationist thread
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