Posted: Sep 17, 2017 11:31 pm
by Zadocfish2
Greyman wrote:
Calilasseia wrote:Want an event with a probability of less than 10-40? Try 140 coin tosses in sequence, that all land "heads".

But if such an event did occur, then it would be down to chance.
More to the point: each possible outcome of that experiment has the same probability. The event of "all showing heads" isn't any more significant than any other particular sequence of heads and tails.

That's an aspect of probability I think more people should get.