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View Resource Video: Probability

Probability is a 2 minute 14 second video that can be used in discussing the probability of rare events (e.g. how many consecutive times must a coin land heads before you question whether it is a fair coin?). The video was written, shot, and edited by Sam Rapien in 2007. The music is by Brett Musil and Sam Rapien and the single cast member is Jon Anderson. Mr. Rapien made this video while a...
View Resource Quote: Voltaire on certainty

"Doubt is not an agreeable condition, but certainty is an absurd one," a quote by French Philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 1778), more commonly known by his pen name Voltaire. The quote appeared in a letter to Frederick II of Prussia in 1767.
View Resource Quote: Pasteur on Chance

"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind." A quote from French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895) given at a lecture at University of Lille on December 7, 1854.
View Resource Quote: Bleckley on What is Probable

"Indeed, it is always probable that something improbable will happen." A quote by American lawyer and Georgia Supreme Court jurist Logan Edwin Bleckley (1827 - 1907) written in his opinion in the case of Warren v. Purtell in 1879. The quote also appears in Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
View Resource Cartoon: Shakespeares

A cartoon to teach the idea that patterns will appear in data if you observe enough data at random. The cartoon plays on the famous "million monkeys typing Shakespeare" problem. Extensions of that problem have many applications. For example, allowing for random letters to be randomly changed and then fixed when they agree with the desired text have applications to modeling molecular evolution....
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