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noun, plural: probabilities

(1) A measure of the likelihood of a statement or a theoretical expectation is correct

(2) The likelihood of an event to occur


Probability is used to measure the chances or likelihood of an event to occur, a hypothesis being correct, or a scientific prediction being true. In biology, it is used in predicting the outcome of a genetic cross or of a random experiment.

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Colorblindness Probability Help!

The incidence of an XXY karyotype is about 1 in every 1000 male births, the extra X chromosome coming either from the mother's egg or the father's sperm by nondisjunction during meiosis. Suppose the baby's father has red-green colorblindness. Would you predict that the baby boy with an XXY karyotype...

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by kaylagh
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Colorblindness Probability Help!
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Views: 1407

Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... be a small effect on the study results. My post before the last post was somewhat superficial. The different averages would only suggest a greater probability of overall "worse" genetics if we had no further information. In this case, however, we have the further information that African-americans ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 332492

Re: Re:

... image depicts roughly what I am saying. As the variation associated with environment increases, the odds ratio approaches 1:1, a 50/50 split of probability regarding which group is overall genetically superior in terms of the predisposition toward intelligence. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/571/rnn8.png

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by wildfunguy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 332492


What is the probability that the offsprings have the same phenotype and genotype with both parents , with none of them if the parents are: AaBbCcDdEe x aaBbccDdee . I would really appreciate it if you could help me as soon as possible ...

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by inasuli
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics
Replies: 1
Views: 2103

Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... had 456 identifying characteristics. Jesus had them all. 8.Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. Twelve different classes representing some 600-university students ...

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by Meranda
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
Replies: 52
Views: 77830
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