Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Piggish Probabilities

Law teachers sometimes complain that probability theory and mathematical probabilities are too precise and objective for the law. Well let them -- such law teachers, that is -- let such legal scholars consider the possibility of throwing roly poly pigs into the forensic stew!:

Pigs Akilter

and (last picture on page):

Another Random Pig!


N.B. If the pig lands on its snout the player gets ten (10) points, but if the pig lands on its back the player gets only five (5) points. So can we conclude that the probability of a pig on its back is exactly twice as great as the probability of a pig on its snout? (Would you bet your life on it?)

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