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Definition of Improbability


  1. The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood; also, that which is improbable; an improbable event or result.

Improbability Quotations

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Richard Dawkins

The apparatus has to serve our improbability and improvisation. Being good and playing the songs is not enough.

The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency. We need all the fallibility we can get. Most of all, we need to preserve the absolute unpredictability and total improbability of our connected minds. That way we can keep open all the options, as we have in the past.
Lewis Thomas

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
Ronald Fisher

The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.
Jerry Pournelle
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Improbability Translations

improbability in German is Unwahrscheinlichkeit
improbability in Norwegian is usannsynlighet
improbability in Spanish is improbabilidad
improbability in Swedish is osannolikhet
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