It’s actually 1 in 10^2,685,000. That’s a 10 with 2,685,000 zeros after it.
@jchrisgilmore , and you've got an even smaller chance of a spaceship picking you up after you've been sent out an air vent with a lung-ful of air.
@AIbert Finestein, that’s why you bring a towel.
@jchrisgilmore , you seem like a pretty froody dude/lady
@jchrisgilmore , while you correctly quote published information, this is based on many assumptions and flawed logic. It starts with the odds of your parents meeting (1 in 20000) then works forward to your existence, and backward to the beginning of all life. Not really an accurate portrayal of odds. Odds predict future events, so if you existed at the start of all life, then the odds of any particular person existing today might be reasonable. It's like saying the odds of pulling an ace from a deck of cards is 1 in 13. True before the fact, but if you have already pulled the ace, then the actuality is 1 in 1.
@jchrisgilmore , I mean in your balls ya but in the splooge it's between 39 million and roughly 400 million typically
@Runnin with scissors, my question is do they factor in the chances of which oocyte is released to combine with the one sperm that survives and the crossing over during meiosis that provides unique chromosomes in each? Or do they just go off sperm numbers and chances of your parents meeting
@occasionalmutant, you HAVE to make assumptions when calculating theoretical odds. There is no possible way to calculate them any other way based on an incredible set of variables. Your odds didn’t change when you pulled the ace, just your success vs attempts ratio. The odds were still 1:13 after you pulled it, you just beat the odds.
I guess you can say I was born lucky.
@Barry Dylan, Yeah, bad luck is also a type of luck
Anything is possible in a world so seriously strange
Can somebody translate?
All that chance and I was almost aborted. Fvck I wish I had been.
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