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06-07-2011, 05:49 PM
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Btw, I love how when you prove something with statistics, people will cite the few exceptions as some sort of proof.

That's like telling someone, "you know, it's wiser to invest in diversified mutual funds run by professionals than to buy lottery tickets" and after showing statistics of past success and failure being told, "hey, what about that guy I saw on TV who just won $300 million? How about that?"

The exception to the rule, that rare guy who does something totally unexpected, does NOT disprove the statistical rule.

(Sorry for using an analogy. I know there are some here who can't comprehend them.)

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