You’re probably bad at thinking about probabilities
From the famous Monty Hall problem to Kahneman and Tversky’s taxicab problem, people are notoriously bad at reasoning about uncertainty. This talk will give a primer on conditional probability. Intended benefits of talk attendance will include:
– The next time you read an article saying that more vaccinated people are dying of covid than unvaccinated people, you will sit back and relax unconcerned
– You will start signing petitions for the release of Australia’s convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg
– You will stop signing petitions for more broad scale cancer testing
The Search for Life on Mars
Humanity has long wondered about the possibility of life beyond Earth. Now we’re racing to plumb the depths of space and time to discover evidence of fossil organisms on Earth’s neighbour, Mars. Hear from leading astrobiologist David Flannery on NASA’s Perseverance Rover Mission and his search for life on Mars.