Wednesday, January 23, 2008

odds and probabilites



The Odds and Ends of Life ….

How do we perceive things? How do we infer the identity of a person?

Does it mean that if I share the same birthday with Donald Trump and both of us live in New York … we are one and the same person?

Does it mean that Richard Gere who practices Buddhism … he alone can do that and no one else …
… and that if Jennifer Lopez who practices it as well, is one and the same person as Richard Gere?

If in my house, a work of a famous artist is displayed and you went to another house … and you saw the very same art piece, will you infer that that house too is mine?

Is the personal information of each one of us here on earth just exclusive for each?

Is it impossible in this world for 2 different individuals to have 3 … 4 … 5 sheer coincidences of their personal information … likes …etc. etc…..

The Odds and ends …. Is it not possible for 2, 3 or more persons have similar coincidences about them… or some personal information about them?

The earth’s population now is 6, 641, 114, 623 billion. Each second there is a birth rate of 4.17. Hence it is not impossible that there are a number of people sharing the very same birth date…. And year… more so with people who have the same birth date but different year …or same birth months.

And with this population it is not also unusual for a lot of people having the same letters in their name or pseudo names considering the fact that there are only 26 letters in the alphabet.

Concepts mostly like religion … philosophy … words thoughts are accessible to anyone and no one owns anything because they are common species … genus… noun …concepts.

Religion is a set of common beliefs and practices generally held by a group of people. It is a “way of life”.

Philosophy is a discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics), what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics), genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic).

Both are free for everyone and no body can stop anyone from using it … no one owes it for even the founders can not do so. And they can be adopted not only by one person nor just a community nor a race but the whole of human race … free access by anyone in this four corners of the earth.

Used as a practice by anyone …. or adopt it as a name of your dog … child … who cares… you are free as anybody to do so.

Just the same admiring and following the works of famous and world renowned people is free … accessible … anybody can display a reproduction of their work…

What is unusual is that when one person admiring a work or ideology or religious practice known only to his or her country or by him or her alone …

…and another identity… purporting to be of another nation displays to admire the same where in fact is not famous in his or her nation and more coincidences are similar with them.. then there is certainty that the 2 identity are the same.

In this world …. There is always probability that eliminates the odds of coincidence and impossibility …

…. you can take any word and use it at your own pleasure … you are free … thus it is not improbable that 2 or more persons have the same name … birthday … place …likes … etc etc.

It is good to be critical...because we are the rational animals, but when it exceeds the truth … that is another thing …

To accept one’s mistake and fault is humility and one should do so … but to accept an accusation which in fact is not true is stupidity.

For whatever it is worth ...

For what ever wrong done..... the debt is paid .