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 06-07-2012, 04:43 PM #1 centurion     Join Date: Aug 2011 Location: I'm not even drunk Posts: 181 Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision? Has the title says, I don't believe any life decision was ever 50/50. EVER. Think about it, everytime your dealt with a hard decision in life, that only has two options,( e.g. to go or no to go to the gym, to eat or no macdonalds, ...) like most people, you get a coin, name which side with the options you have, and flip it. And acording to the side that faces up you "have" choose the side that lands up. But, the curious side comes up when the coin lands. In that moment you realize the option you really want, destroying the alleged 50/50 situation into a non-50/50 situation. Do you agree with that or does life really has a 50/50 situation?
 06-07-2012, 09:02 PM #2 Carpal \'Tunnel     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Psychology Department Posts: 7,430 Re: Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision? What? Of course people do. I have literally flipped a coin to make a number of decisions. The last one I remember was flipping to decide which of my students to request as a TA. They are both qualified and deserved. I wanted an unbiased way to decide, so I flipped a coin (actually, I don't trust coins, I generated a random number).
 06-07-2012, 09:35 PM #3 Pooh-Bah     Join Date: Jul 2005 Location: Phoenix Posts: 4,677 Re: Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision? Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision? My wife has had a few.
06-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
centurion

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Re: Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision?

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 Originally Posted by Sherman I wanted an unbiased way to decide, so I flipped a coin (actually, I don't trust coins, I generated a random number).
How do you not trust coins?

06-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
Carpal \'Tunnel

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Re: Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision?

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 Originally Posted by LRMFJ How do you not trust coins?
They aren't perfectly 50/50 even when flipped properly, and nowhere close when flipped in a particular way.

 06-08-2012, 12:32 PM #6 veteran   Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: In the wires Posts: 2,274 Re: Did you EVER had a 50/50 life decision? A conscious decision to do or not do something has nothing to do with probability.

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