Posted: Sep 18, 2017 5:29 am
by BlackBart
Wortfish wrote:
Shrunk wrote:
Provide the precise numerical probability at which a random occurrence should be considered a "miracle", and show how this number was derived.

I believe, if the odds are less than 1 in 10^40, then we can rule out the possibility of sheer chance.

:rofl: If the probability of anything is greater than zero we can't rule out sheer chance. That's what sheer chance is. Derp! So even if I get 18 holes in one on the day I win the lottery three times there's still no need to postulate there's a big giant in the sky who really, really loves me.

Now, if you had an actual example of something that had zero chance of occurring? That might be impressive. You'd have to show your working though (LOL).