Misunderstood Probability

I'm guessing the 50/50 chance didn't go in his favor.

Marion Star - Dec 28, 1995

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 01, 2017
     Category: Surgery | 1990s

Of course if you are dead, there is a 100% chance you will be impotent.
Posted by BMN on 09/01/17 at 03:03 PM
You can't cure stupid.

An instructor in a politics course once pointed that when a candidate gets 45% of the popular vote among three candidates and crows about what an overwhelming victory that is, remember that 55% didn't cast their ballot for them.
Posted by KDP on 09/01/17 at 04:35 PM
BMN: Believe it or not, that turns out to be not true. When a friend of mine went thru dental school, the cadaver supplied to her group came to them with an erection! They nicknamed him "Dead Ernest."
Posted by Virtual on 09/01/17 at 07:49 PM
I am curious as to why a dental school would need a cadaver and what do I not know about dentistry where I might end up naked if I have a tooth filled?
Posted by BMN on 09/01/17 at 11:21 PM
They had to study gross anatomy – to have knowledge of stuff outside the mouth, I guess. Also, maybe it was to demonstrate how a patient should not look at the end of his visit?
Posted by Virtual on 09/03/17 at 11:53 AM
BMN, I once needed to borrow a model of a skull. I posted a request and ended up borrowing one from a podiatrist. As ViC said, all kinds of doctors need to study gross anatomy even if they're going to specialize in a small part of the body.
Posted by ges on 09/03/17 at 10:19 PM
@ges -- I can see why you wanted to borrow a model rather than buy a real one: a quick check shows good ones go for $1,200 to $2,000! http://www.skullsunlimited.com/record_family.php?id=227
Posted by Phideaux on 09/04/17 at 12:01 AM
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