Subject: Re: Probability Paradoxes
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 18:55:24 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny

Dear Deb:

Much as I am willing to help I can't cut your work for you. It's either too little or too much (the latter I just can't afford).

Martin Gardner discussed your and many more relevant questions in several books. For example,

Each contains further references.

Marylin vos Savant in The Power of Logical Thinking (St.Martin's Press, NY, 1996) has a fantastic list of examples on misuse of statistics.

M.Gardner in his Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments (W.H.Freeman&Co, NY, 1986) has a chapter on Nontransitive Paradoxes - extremely surprising facet of probability.

I would be happy to hear what you found most interesting.

Good luck

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