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  •  most folks don't understand how (3+ / 0-)

    probabilities work.  That's why they now start in elementary school to give kids a feeling for how it describes predictions. For some folks it can be seem counter-intuitive, their intuition says why isn't every event 50/50: either it happens or it doesn't. Election models and climate models all have same underpinings in computer modelling. MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT!! Only one of the two candidates has repeatedly emphasized the importance of math and science education.

    •  Where's Schrödinger when you need him? (1+ / 0-)
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      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 11:43:28 AM PDT

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      •  Petting his cat? (1+ / 0-)
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        Maybe.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:10:04 PM PDT

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