The curious world of probabilities – jeffrey rosenthal (3/5)

An interesting analysis of how we use and abuse probablility in our daily lives. From how planes won’t crash in general but we still worry they will (up-playing the downside in game theory), to why bumping into random people around the world is actually pretty likely (bumping into a single specific person is pretty unlikely but when you consider all the people you know in the world bumping into one is pretty common). Ultimately it’s an interesting read, although a bit dry in places so not as compelling as many similar books.

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