The Improbability Principle : Why Coincidences , Miracles , and Rare Events Happen Every Day Reviewed

@inproceedings{Dale2014TheIP,
  title={The Improbability Principle : Why Coincidences , Miracles , and Rare Events Happen Every Day Reviewed},
  author={Andrew I. Dale},
  year={2014}
}
Thus writes Émile Borel in his Les Probabilités et la Vie [3, p. 5]. But, as we all know, such events do occur; we have all had the experience of bumping into an old friend, long unseen, soon after we had thought of him or of reading that the whereabouts of the body of a missing person had been correctly located by a “psychic.” And even a politician can be trusted at times—though Sir Thomas Browne, writing in 1646, spoke for many when he said that statists (i.e. those skilled and expert in… CONTINUE READING

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