Date: Nov 18, 2012 1:17 AM
Author: bjacoby@iwaynet.net
Subject: Re: OT: Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before

On 11/17/2012 1:54 PM, Sam Wormley wrote:
> Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
>> http://www.sciencedump.com/content/steven-fry-does-something-no-human-being-has-ever-done
>>

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TOTAL BULLSHIT! Stephen Fry is a moron.

Sam Wormley is a moron for being impressed with this nonsense.

And Science Dump is a moronic and anti-science show dedicated to the
destruction of science education.

His claim is complete and utter nonsense, even if a shuffle were perfect
(which this certainly was not). This is what happens when people begin
to imagine that mathematics is more real than reality.

Here it is in a nutshell for those still actually interested in science
as science and not politics: Even if something has an extremely low
probability of occurring, that does NOT mean it cannot occur! It does
not mean that the first two shuffles might not be the same. This
shameful exhibit shows where modern thought has sunk. Idiot statements
based upon mathematical suppositions that aren't even true. The
extension of to religious levels with no science to back it up.

Hence the statement that a deck of cards has NEVER been in this order
before, is the WORST kind of unthinking anti-science. They might as well
be asserting for children that the Earth is totally flat. Shameful
exhibit.

Even more pitiful is Sam's gullibility and lack of science education
that allows him to be impressed with such blatant nonsense.