Today, during a routine discussion session with friends, a very important observation was made.It was about how the scientific experimentation process was inherently flawed because it tends to associate cause and effect relationships to events many times solely based on the premise of their simultaneous or subsequent occurrence. In many cases, we seldom try to ascertain whether the event is the ‘actual cause’ of the other. The reasoning we give in most cases is that since event A and event B have occurred 1000 times together or one after the other, there is no reason for A not to be the cause of B i.e A and B will always occur together no matter how many times we do the experiment.
It was here that I realized how big a scam, probability as a concept is, because it seeks to cover up the aforementioned huge gap in the scientific process. In fact, probability is ‘probably’ the biggest scam invented to cover up science’s arse. Whenever you are not sure, just say that it is with a 90 or a 95 percent probability that this is the reason for this. So you have the remaining 5-10 percent to save you in case of a goof up.
P.S: This might seem a trivial realization, but still it randomly occurred to me and hence I penned it down.