Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will by Willard Wells

By Willard Wells

Any formulation for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This booklet offers a distinct research of the possibilities of human survivability within the brief and long-term. It develops a formulation for survival in response to 4 separate measures.

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By Willard Wells

Any formulation for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This booklet offers a distinct research of the possibilities of human survivability within the brief and long-term. It develops a formulation for survival in response to 4 separate measures.

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5; 1†: Finally, invoke the sum rule and replace each OR with a plus sign to get the probability of rolling a 6 with a pair of dice: Prob…6† ˆ …1; 5† ‡ …2; 4† ‡ …3; 3† ‡ …4; 2† ‡ …5; 1† ˆ 5=36: # # # We can apply these same rules to a survivability problem. Suppose that an entity is either type A, B, or C, with probabilities Pa , Pb , and Pc . The three types have survivabilities Qa , Qb , and Qc respectively. If you draw one such entity from a random ensemble, then the probability that it is type B and that it survives to age T is Prob…B AND T† ˆ Pb  Qb according to the product rule.

If the delivery had taken less time, say an 16 Formulation [Ch. 1 Figure 3. Survival of a sample of radioactive ®cticium having four isotopes. Underground Isotope Production Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This schematic view shows a proton beam striking a target to make radioisotopes. The target carrier, a steel box, is surrounded by concrete. A lift in the vertical shaft carries the target into a hot cell above ground where an operator can manipulate the fresh isotopes without exposure to radiation.

A physical bias is not enough to nullify indi€erence. In this case a dishonest organizer would have to roll the die furtively a few times prior to the lineup and then take the fourth position himself. This could be very awkward if numbers 3 and 5 are having a discussion. The point is that observation future F ˆ 3A age A Q1 Q2 start Q4 Q3 time obs future F > 3A 3A A Q1 end Q2 Q4 Q3 Thing is alive at future F ˆ 3A with probability 14 : obs A/3 F

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