January 12, 2013

Largest Structure Unlikely, But So Is Universe

Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs

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have a six-sided die. I’m going to roll it ten times, and record each roll. And when I’m done, I’m going to have an incredibly rare, bet-you-can’t-reproduce-it result!

Look at that! Ten rolls of a six-sided die, and I got: 3, 2, 3, 5, 5, 5, 4, 1, 4, and 3! What a glorious, odds-defying sequence of events!

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TAGGED: Quasars, Universe, Probability