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Topic: § 324 Boys and Girls Revisited
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Re: � 324 Boys and Girls Revisited
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 3:20 PM
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> Actually, the proper expectation is realistically
> slightly less than 1/2
> female and slightly more than 1/2 male under the
> assumption that a woman
> will keep trying to have more children, so long as
> she can, until she
> has a male child..
> 1. The probability of a random birth producing a male
> child is slightly
> greater than 1/2, though this is largely offset by
> the slightly higher
> child mortality rates of male infants.
> 2. Not all women will be able to keep on bearing more
> children until
> they bear a male child, so that that the very
> assumption is unrealistic.
> But trust WM to pick the wrong side of any issue.
> --

Your "under the assumption that" is irrelevant.
Your point 2. is irrelevant as well.
Your point 1. is barely relevant.

No Virgil, WM has a good point.
Why not face the facts for a change?

Han de Bruijn

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