Answering Criticism with Criticism

Several years ago, I became very interested in the art of debate. This led to a deep dive into logical fallacies. I must admit, at the time I was exploring such things not only to become better at arguing my point, but to better point out the shortcomings and failures in argument of my opposition. … Continue reading Answering Criticism with Criticism

Gambler’s Ruin: A Lesson in Probability

The Riddler Express for Friday, February 23 was a gambler's ruin problem, so I thought I would walk you through the solution and show you how the following problem can be solved. Suppose you have one quarter, and I have two quarters.  Each round, a die is rolled. If a 1, 2, 3, or 4 … Continue reading Gambler’s Ruin: A Lesson in Probability