Flip a Coin! Toss some dice! Is it all chaos or is there that deep mechanism that lurks in all of us to figure out how to "figure out" which horse to go in on......
May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor...pixabay
Probability is in the most Zen of terms the coin flip way of going about making decisions in your gaming adventures. It is to me akin in a way to Binary code where the simplicity can be black and white or Zero's and Ones. Of course while gaming there are always variables unseen but am not going to factor in Murphy's Law or Chaos Theory in this rather concise piece. It is the betting or analyzing of all or nothing or the fractions within. Often they are given in an a very up or down or head or tails action of which is to be favored or unfavored. If for the last 5 years my Island flooded every time in sequence then the probability of it flooding again could be said to be good it would happen for this year. It will either flood or not flood in the simplest terms. There are countless arguments against this as life in uncertain but you could say the probability is stacked in your favor given a complex set of factors that seem to unite in a wave for any type of forecast.
It is not always easy to decide what is heads and tails on a given coin. Numismatics (the scientific study of money) defines the obverse and reverse of a coin rather than heads and tails. Random.org
Balancing head vs. heart or heads vs. tails is a tricky little dance......pixabay
Odds are different in many ways and all of us can define them by a plethora of variables and even the best guesses on either Odds or Ends can always have the Uncertainty Principle involved which makes it.....fun? Odds are not such a binary system but rather being for or against something. Odds are a ratio that encompass more than a rather black and white fraction system. This is why Vegas says "Odds" and not "Probability". Odds are rather Pi like in the fact that there is an infinite number of ratios of "you" versus the field or team or game.