I really liked your article.

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#10 Self aggrandizing exclusivity (see above)

Never again

]]>Yes the probability of things happening as they did to produce ‘Me’ are astronomically large.

But ‘I’ am an output of those events happening – had they not happened and other sperm had met other eggs, there would be another copy of ‘Me’ saying “wow what crazy odds that I exist!”.

This is like taking a huge pot of sweets (400 trillion), picking one out and going “Omg it’s this exact sweet, what are the chances?!”

Similarly, the probability element looks at something incromprehensible from a particularly human view.

The odds are outrageous when you consider any of our man made concepts, but when you have infinite chances of universes forming, in the infinite concept of time, the odds suddenly look not so bad.

There may have been millions, billions, trillions or quadrillions of universes to exist where there was no life. ]]>

A lot of Soma is amazing and extremely safe (Yerba Buena and South Beach). No comparison in safety here vs the mission!

Are you still in SF? Good luck to you!

]]>¿ Number of ways it can happen /Total number of outcomes is a good measure of probability in that case? ¿Number of Outcomes is fixed or changing?

A curious fact for example:

The propability to find a rational (in other words fractions) number in the interval [0,1] of real line is 0. ¿Coincidence or not ? ¿How probability to find the most ordinary kind of numbers would be zero?

I respect and understand those who use such odds to shore up the case for an all-powerful Deity, but I fail to see how one can do that without including additional probabilities for the creation and mature development of said Deity to the point where it could go on to create a universe in which we emerge.

I can’t help but feel that there may be one or more factors which lower the probability at certain stages but I haven’t been able to put my finger on those yet.

What has been overlooked is that some of the steps to arrive at these odds are spread out over equally incomprehensible spans of time, so the notion of simultaneously rolling many trillion-sided dice in San Diego – a one off event – obscures the at times very slow accumulation of probabilities which make up the final figure. After all, the turtle has to have an equal opportunity to rise to the surface at any point in the ocean for it to have a non-zero chance of finding the life preserver. ]]>