tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post8283451183556993357..comments2012-07-16T19:36:57.359+02:00Comments on Plausible Reasoning: On zero probability in the continuous variable casejplnoreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-57097270154522311402009-09-21T01:07:27.449+02:002009-09-21T01:07:27.449+02:00Anonymous: Terms should be defined in a way which ...Anonymous: Terms should be defined in a way which makes them both useful and consistent with what has been already defined and well understood. Not making zero probability synonymous with impossibility just leads to the sort of linguistic sloppiness that this post is about.<br /><br />There are also other occassions on which mathematicians confuse themselves and innocent bystanders with careless language. For example, when trying to wrap their heads around the notion of infinite sets when they really mean generating processes with comfortably finite descriptions. It's a sort of "ontological poison" for the mind. Some even go mad through overdosing it.jplhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12101058989598856696noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-5903835534327939702009-09-20T01:19:18.837+02:002009-09-20T01:19:18.837+02:00Your first assertion that zero probability is syno...Your first assertion that zero probability is synonymous with impossibility is incorrect. Learn some measure theory.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3093890173712337163.post-62643848909714009832008-11-02T21:17:00.000+01:002008-11-02T21:17:00.000+01:00I agree with your reasoning completely. Once again...I agree with your reasoning completely. Once again, probability theory would be much simpler if taught as "an extension to logic".<BR/><BR/>Keep it up!<BR/>- Karlkrukowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02045796732071392830noreply@blogger.com