Have you ever struck up a conversation with a stranger in a coffee shop and been surprised to learn that you were born in the same week, but in different years? Or maybe you have that one annoying friend who always seems to win raffles and lotteries even though you never win anything, and you just can’t figure out how they always get so lucky? Or perhaps, just for fun, you visited a psychic one day, and you were shocked by how much they were able to tell you about yourself. In The Improbability Principle, David J. Hand explains that, despite how unlikely these and other events may seem, they are in fact much more probable than we may think.
"Overcoming Misconceptions about Probability A Review of David J. Hand’s The Improbability Principle,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 20
, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol20/iss1/25
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