A small yoke
- From: alflisppython@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:51:06 -0700
I beg you excuses for my poor English.
I just read the future of Lisp and this is a small yoke I found in
reddit about http://norvig.com/experiment-design.html
Hello doctor Norvig, i have a strange decease:
My face is now yellow, my body is blue, my feet are black.
Oh well, i have wonderful statistics for you. There is only a case
like yours in the world, we have spent 20 million dollars to detect
your illness, but know we now that our 99.99 % exact test only give
you an small chance to have this illness, thats all.
Well doctor, thanks for that good information.
No so much, this costs 2000 dollars, there is a lot of investigation
costs to achieve this conclusion and cure.
By, i fax you a check.
Later i found an old doctor called ya-hoo.
Hello Helen, why are you in this colour?
I don't know, but i remember my grandmother has the same illness and
it disappeared when she took some fresh vegetables.
That's wonderful, i think that the solution for your problem. Good-by
Question: (too lazy to ask one)
Answer: No one would make a test without prior knowledge, so Helen
probability of having the illness is not one in 5000 millions, but
perhaps one in ten or so:
Is this an small error?
I hope Lisp have a better future.