20 April 2006

Shotgun Wedding?

Well, not quite, but Pharyngula has an amusing take on some conservative inconsistencies. Some good comments there, too.

Random connection to tonight's 123 class. We're on probability and discussing dependent vs. independent events. So I asked them whether the events "person is Republican" and "person supports gun control" were independent. No one seemed to know this...which rather confused me. Apparently I have non-political students. They got the next one just fine: the events "leaving from home late" and "arriving at work on time" are definitely NOT independent.

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