[eDebate] 1% solution

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Mon Jul 3 11:27:32 CDT 2006


A different take...

MIM NOTES, Feb 1-15 2006 No. 330
Newsletter of the Maoist International Movement
page 6

Even a one percent annual chance of nuclear war destruction caused by 
capitalist aggressiveness or "greed" as the people call it should not be 
underrated by the proletariat. After playing Russian Roulette (in which 
the bullet chamber is different each time and not related at all to the 
one that came up in the previous spin) with 100 chambers and one bullet, 
the chance of survival is only 60.5% after 50 turns. In other words, a 
seemingly small one percent annual chance of world war means eventual doom.

-- 
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
Personal site http://web.mac.com/doctortuna/
Debate Training site http://debate.uvm.edu
World Debate Institute http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/
NEW http://debateoneworld.org
802-656-0097 office telephone
802-656-4275 office fax





More information about the Mailman mailing list