Things that should be common sense
Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:23 PM
Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM
You can't really relate common sense without a scenario.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:04 PM Edited by zoo3891, 17 May 2013 - 11:19 PM.
• Affect is usually a verb, and effect is usually a noun.
• Evolution doesn't work like in pokemon, it's not something upgrading to get a positive trait to survive, it's something out-surviving other members of the same species because it has a better trait for survival by genetics and chance.
• As an addition to that guy who posted about stats, know the law of large numbers: that as a trial is repeated the average outcome will tend towards the expected value as the number of trials increases. Also the gambler's fallacy: repeatedly getting one outcome in an independent event doesn't make the opposite outcome more likely (ie: flipping heads five times doesn't make the chance of tails on the next flip 5/6).
• Arguing with someone over the internet is a lot less likely to change their opinion than arguing with someone in real life. Usually you're wasting your time. The same can often be applied to 'white-knighting' in a troll thread. (edit: Correcting them on something they're factually wrong about is usually okay though; if they do start arguing about legitimate facts it still applies.)
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