22 August 2009

Cold Hard Truths and Nerdy Family Fun

Thanks to an exhibit entitled "Risk" at the Virginia Air and Space Center both the DH and I got to have "See, I told you so" moments it was great.

For him: the nuclear power guy/ physicists:


For her: the epidemiologist:


Nothing like a fun family bonding experience. We may have scarred the child for life since I felt the need to point out that the explanation of the statistical probability associated with dice rolling was ill-explained. The reason you don't get one 4 for every six rolls of a die when the odds of getting a 4 is 1/6 is not because it is an estimate of occurrence, it is because each event is unique and not impacted by previous, or future, events. Silly museum, statistics are not for amateurs.


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