Robert Clark wrote: > > I really don't like coincidences in science. Reports are asteroids > the size of 2012 DA14 getting this close occur about once in 30 > years. And meteors the size of the Russian one enter our atmosphere > about similar frequency. But the problem is their both occurring in > the same 24 hour period. If you imagine the asteroid arriving on a > particular day, the question to ask is what is the probability of the > Russian meteor arriving on that same day? Once in 30 years, and then > 365 days in a year, means the chance of this happening is like 1 in > 10,000. That's disturbingly unlikely.
Really? 1 in 10,000 doesn't sound unlikely to me, given all the "stuff" flying around. Certainly not disturbing.
-- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting