Fixed Statistics Typos

Christopher Vollick [2012-11-28 19:48]
Fixed Statistics Typos
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@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ That's pretty likely.

 The probability that there's one or more of them that share a birthday is (1 - 0.99 = 0.01).

-That proabability rises quickly, though, as we add more people.
+That probability rises quickly, though, as we add more people.

 |= Number of People |= Probability of Sharing a Birthday |
 |  1 | 0.000 |
@@ -185,7 +185,7 @@ Just then a car flies past and you think "Wow! If I hadn't bent down to collect
 Let's look at the potential outcomes, though, and their reactions.

 If you're walking down the road and you don't get hit by a car you consider this a normal day.
-Nothing weird or magical occured here, and this day is mostly forgettable.
+Nothing weird or magical occurred here, and this day is mostly forgettable.

 Let's say you're walking down the road and you get hit by a car and die.
 In this case no one uses the word miracle, it's an accident.
@@ -199,7 +199,7 @@ If you're walking down the road and you almost get hit by a car, but are narrowl
 Like the lottery, these are all of the choices.
 From moment to moment one of these has to be happening, and most of the time you're not getting hit by cars.

-When someone gets hit by a car, though, they tend to feel like something unlikely has occured, but they often fail to consider every other time they walked down the street and didn't get hit.
+When someone gets hit by a car, though, they tend to feel like something unlikely has occurred, but they often fail to consider every other time they walked down the street and didn't get hit.
 And that's just them, what about every other pedestrian that day that didn't get hit by cars?
 Did each of them consider that day to have been a miracle because they managed to walk from one place to another without being killed? Likely not, since that's expected.

@@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ They just assume it's something that happens to other people.

 If I may, I'd also like to apply this to prayer.
 Let's say a person becomes ill, and people pray that they will recover.
-There are now two options: they recover, in which case the prayer is deemed sucessful; or they don't recover.
+There are now two options: they recover, in which case the prayer is deemed successful; or they don't recover.

 I'm not saying that prayer is ineffective, but as a skeptic on the outside, I see it as a bias.
 Either the prayer was critical, or it was just their time.
@@ -241,7 +241,7 @@ The days they prayed to win and didn't just fall away, and aren't significant in

 My intention here isn't to disprove miracles, or claim that people should be happy when it rains during their sunny plans.

-In the end, it comes down to random occurences, but what actually guides the outcome is up to you to decide.
+In the end, it comes down to random occurrences, but what actually guides the outcome is up to you to decide.
 I happen to believe that the outcomes are due to physical processes which have no concept of "Our interests", but one could easily also believe that there is an interested party out there guiding the outcomes.

 I can't prove that there isn't, and for most of what I've said it doesn't matter whether there is or not.
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