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Re: Tehran Threatens to use Nuclear weapons on itself...
Posted by Arrow (Guest) - Sunday, November 20 2011, 17:37:05 (UTC)
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>>In the case of nuclear proliferation, I am relying on the law of probability: the more nuclear powers there are and the further we project into the future, the more likely the event of a nuclear warfare will become.
> all of a sudden you ARE predicting? Seems you don't mind it when it proves your point.

I do not know why you said the above two sentences. I would appreciate it if you could explain.

The idea here is that past information should not be used as an input factor to project the future. If you buy a stock that continuously yielded profit in the past 10 years, it doesn't mean it will continue to do so in the future. If you threw a coin ten times and each time you got the same face, it doesn't mean that you will get the same result the next time.

>>That's exactly what I'm talking about: chances. The question is: should “we take our chances”? Should we place that bet? Should we throw that ball and spin the roulette of fate?
>...those without nuclear weapons have to take their chances..why not the rest of us?

I didn't get that either. The debate here is whether or not to allow all countries to build nuclear weapons. That is the bet or the roulette ball.

>...if we lose, we lose...why should only Darkies lose? We either all survive or all die...seems fair to me...the world is a boat floating in the galaxy...some passengers want all the food and water, others think all should share equally...since we can't throw anyone overboard we have to get along...or die.

No actually we have two choices: either to throw away few passengers or to keep them all on board knowing that there's a chance that the ship might sink. You choose to keep them all and take the chance. Fine.


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