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DT Discussions: Probability

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We are continuing the recurring Darwin's Tavern Discussions meetups. These discussions take place in the homes of our members.

The topic will be "An Appreciation of Probability" presented by Peter Fishback.

It won't be an Intro to Probability type lecture but more of a demonstration of how humans are inherently bad at probability and large numbers, and how we can get around this inborn handicap. Much of the material will be from a course entitled "The Deceptive Mind" by Steven Novella, Prof. of Neurology, Yale University. Among other activities he's a fellow of the international organization Center for Inquiry and the James Randi Foundation, and started, and still edits, the blog "Science-Base Medicine."

I will provide the entree for this discussion. Please bring a side dish (vegetable, carbohydrate, salad) or dessert and your favorite drink. I would like to encourage our DT participants to bring healthy options as much as possible. For this Darwin's Tavern Discussion, I would appreciate a salad, some other fresh green vegetables as well as the usual assortment of bread, dessert, etc. Thanks!


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