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Goudsmit, SA (1977)

Pitfalls in Elementary Probability

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 121(2), 188-189.

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Abstract: INTRODUCTION: We use probability considerations without being aware of it in many daily-life situations. Whenever we make a choice or take a risk, we subconsciously decide that the probabilities are in our favor. We do this by intuition and I wish to point out that intuition can be a dangerously misleading guide in probability matters. I shall show this by discussing a few examples

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