NO PHYSICAL PHENOMENON HAS THE ODDS OF BEING 0% OR 100%.
I am willing to defend this statement. Throw your best at me.
Rule #4: No guts no glory.
If I confuse you with something or if I make you feel like I'm making things up, then remember the time your algebra teacher told you about the square root of negative one. Didn't make much sense to just call it \("i"\) now did it? But now you probably know what \(i\) really means. Well, it's same with me. Noone gets it right away, especially not when it comes to things like IMPOSSIBLE being impossible.
So spill your guts out and claim your glory! If you don't get it, ask about it. I'm here.
Let's start us off with one:
Claim: "The odds of throwing a yathzee with 1854 ordinary d6's are 100%."
Defense: "Of 1584 dice, 1560 land on their edges and the other 24 are 4 of each number, but that is really unlikely going to happen."
Example taken from a flame war started by my original claim in YouTube comments section on THIS video - which in turn inspired this note. My comment is by name OverLordGoldDragon. WARNING: adult language employed.
And don't take it easy on me. I'm tough ;)
Rules and Guidelines:
HINT: I suggest you do NOT read #3. But if in the comments section I have to defend my claims, I WILL refer to it.
I am willing to defend only phenomenon in physical universe. I won't argue why \(1+1\) has the odds of being \(3\).
No getting mad if I prove you wrong
. 3. Logical limitations and paradoxes are NOT allowed.
Ex: "Roll a dice. There is a 100% chance that the result of the dice will indicate a number that, if you end up seeing the result, is inferior to a googolplex." Here, when you say "if," you are assuming that a certain process MUST HAPPEN. That is, you are placing constraints upon what can and cannot happen.
Also, things like "What are the odds of a 50N cart being accelerated to 2m/s^2 from a state of complete rest (internal energy 0) without application of any force" are not allowed. But that's because you lay a limit on it - you eliminated multiple possibilities.
Also, no logical paradoxes. No: "What are the odds of me kicking object A if I never kick object A?" Logical paradoxes are mathematical 0s and 100s: OUTRULED. (But most things you consider paradoxal in fact aren't. For example the scenario: "What are the odds of me being dead and alive at the same time?" is not a paradox. So bring it on (but if it does end up being one, I wrote it here so yeah you can't get me xD)
If you read this anyway do NOT let this hamper your imagination! You can still say things like "throw an apple so far it hits the moon" or "blow up the Sun by looking at it" - those aren't logical paradoxes or limitations. A logical limitation or paradox would be "throw an apple without exerting force on it" or ... well you get it. I can't think of too many things that are impossible. But I bet you can ;)