Ezekiel's Atomic Wheels (and Four Living Forces)

Ella S.

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I you were to flip a coin twice and it came out 'Heads' each time, would that be a coincidence?

What if the coin came up Heads ten times in a row? Is that still coincidence?

What about a hundred, a thousand? Still coincidence, or would you begin to get a little suspicious that something is not 'normal'?

I operate within the realm of coincidence vs. not. I do not have mathematical equations to govern what is and what is not a coincidence, so I do my best to arrive at the best conclusion I can come up with.

I recently had a chance to talk with my mother on this topic and she provided a different answer. To remind everyone, I answered that I would be suspicious after 18 heads, because 19/20 is represented in percentages as 95% which rounds up to 100% depending on your degree of precision.

My mother, interestingly, answered that she would become suspicious after 9 heads. This also rounds up to 100%, just with one less degree of precision than what I use.

Ideally, of course, I would want around 198 iterations to be done, which would be considered a decent sample size for this question. If we get heads 198 times, then we have a probability of 99.5%

This shows the importance of large sample sizes for gaining accurate readings. To get readings to the tenth of a percent, we would need a sample size of about 1,998 or about 2,000. This is a number that I keep in mind when reading many statistical papers and it might be one you would like to keep in mind, too.
 
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May I ask you a question regarding translations?

I would like to use the very first verse of the Bible for reference.

Here is the KJV...

Genesis 1:1 (KJV)
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."


Here is the NIV...

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."


Note that the only difference is Heaven being singular vs. plural.

Which would you say is the correct interpretation of the word Heaven?

Singular or plural?

From my early Jewish education I viewed heaven(the place where God is) , שָּׁמַ֖יִם, as singular, although it has a plural ending.
The same verse has another example of this in the same verse, i.e. בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים (God created), the word for created is in the third person singular.
 
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