The Last Refuge of a Science-Denying Scoundrel

The Last Refuge of a Science-Denying Scoundrel

Ten rolls of a six-sided die, and I got: 3, 2, 3, 5, 5, 5, 4, 1, 4, and 3! I got six prime numbers in a row (the first six rolls), something that only happens 7.8% of the time. But the thing is, that sequence of ten die rolls was really randomly generated, and there are a whole bunch of equally unlikely things that didn't happen. I didn't get three rolls in a row with the sequence \"1, 2, 3,\" which will happen 3.7% of the time in ten rolls. And finally, there's a new paper -- being promoted today -- that's just discovered the largest known structure in the Universe!

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