Vilatania wrote:I just read your link. It's Wikipedia. Not very accurate. But I read it. And it doesn't support your position. Your wrong. 0% probability means it can't happen as is. http://www.themathleague.com/index.php/ ... ence?id=81 scroll to the bottom for an explanation of how probability works.Salandriagado wrote:

This is gibberish. It is entirely possible to have a situation in which the probability of something happening is zero percent, and yet it happens: for example, if you select a random number (in say, [0,1]) according to a uniform distribution, then the probability of selecting any particular number is zero percent. However, some number must be selected, and so one of those events must happen. See here for more details.

That website is wrong, you are wrong. That is not how probability works in any meaningful sense. Here's how probability works:

A probability space is a measure space (X,A,m) such that the m(X) = 1. In such a setting, for an event a in A, m(a) is called the probability of a.

In particular, for this example, we take X to be the closed interval [0,1], with m the Lebesgue measure on it, and A the set of Lebesgue measurable sets contained in X.

Take Y to be the set of rationals in [0,1], which is Lebesgue measurable, with m(Y) = 0. This corresponds to the probability of randomly selecting any rational number from X according to the uniform distribution.

Further details available here.

Next time, before you are so arrogant as to correct somebody on the subject of their expertise, make damn sure you actually know what the fuck you're talking about.

The reliability of wikipedia is comparable to that of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.