Fact, Probability, and Reason

Our lives are influenced by statistics and probability everyday. These statistics are numbers that we can use to inform ourselves about the probability of other things happening, we can infer meaning from the statistics. Often times we infer too much. Below are some interesting facts that will help you take every statistic you hear with a grain of salt. It’s always important to know exactly what the numbers are. If you hear that more people die from wild animal attacks in August than any other month, this might strike fear into your heart, causing you to reschedule your camping trip. Continue reading


After a brief search on the internet I believe it was John Donne, who first said ‘No man is an island’.

On the contrary I believe that in many ways every man is his own island in a way. The world as a whole can seem to be a homegenous sea of personality and desire. It appears this way only because this is how we have learned to live.

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