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Probability theory

probability theory

The branch of mathematics dealing with the purely logical properties of probability. Its theorems underlie most statistical methods.


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... observe it. If nobody tells me the result of the "cat" the probability that decay will coincide with me leaving by a particular door ... atomic level interactions and thus "deterministic" - i.e. in theory, with fine enough instruments, we could always tell what is going ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... be present in a population if it is (or was) a trait that increases the probability that the gene (or genes) that are responsible for that trait ... eyebrows. Also, consider the eyes on a peacock's tail. I have heard the theory (don't know if its true) that perhaps in the past, peacocks as a population ...

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by Rap
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Theories - Origin of Life

... wanted to explain something more about evolution, we would update the theory itself rather than try and invent a new theory to explain it. Scientific ... first have to determine that something really is unobservable. The probability of bias or error in a single study is much higher than the probability ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893199

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... It’s not possible with current technology, but it is possible in theory.) ...if you like “rigorous mathematics” , I can offer you some – consider ... because there are two possibilities does not necessarily mean that the probability is 50%, since it should be possible to interpret information ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893199

Theories - Origin of Life

... can be the result of random mutations, which according to darwinian theory they would have to be, unless of course one is happy to play with ... For a start there has not been enough time in earth's history for any probability theory to be used in connection with these ideas. What is “not ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893199
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