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  •  and thanks to Richard Feynman (5+ / 0-)

    for a sensible demonstration of  the problem as part of the challenger inquiry, after the fact, of course.

    And speaking of statistics, Feynman in interviews with NASA engineers found they had a wildly unrealistic notion of how to compute the aggregate risk factor; thus all of them, basically, ( somewhat as a consequence of NASA culture) "felt" that the confidence of success of the mission was way higher than was warranted, and Feynman picked this up almost immediately.

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 12:50:12 PM PDT

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