Episode 2: Probability, Dependency, and Causation

Ice Cream Drowning

After looking at how to conduct good science in our first episode, it’s time to deal with the basis of probability in this, the second episode of the miniseries  “What is Science and How Does It Work?”. The most important thing about probability is the difference between dependent and independent events. Why do hot and cold streaks apply to only some casino games and not others? If the odds are 1 in 6 of rolling a 3, does rolling a die 6 times guarantee you’ll get exactly one 3? We also discuss the famous Monty Hall Problem and if firemen cause fires. Dive into the episode below; just don’t buy ice cream as it may cause drowning.




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