[2018-06-11] Statistical

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Epithumia
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[2018-06-11] Statistical

Post by Epithumia »

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/statistical

The concept that you are statistically unlikely to be Jesus.

This comic reminded me of a scene from the old Simon Pegg Comedy "Hippies" which turned the concept on its head.
A character is disturbed to discover that people are not Jesus, because that makes it statistically more likely that he himself is Jesus, and he's not sure he can handle the responsibility..

Video is by BBC Studios, so apologies if it's not visible in all regions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3UX9oxIR9g

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Kit.
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Re: [2018-06-11] Statistical

Post by Kit. »

Didn't expect that from Zach. I'm sure he could do better (well, actually, what's more likely: that this strip was written by Zach or that it was written by someone else?).

Anyway, a relevant (and very old) XKCD strip: https://xkcd.com/1132/

Roxolan
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Re: [2018-06-11] Statistical

Post by Roxolan »

This is the plot of The Last Temptation of Christ, by Scott Alexander (of SlateStarCodex fame).

(link is to a google cache because apparently livejournal is register-walled atm? GDPR fallout maybe)

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