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The Unfinished GameSubject: The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence...The Unfinished GameScience and Technology, NonfictionSubject: The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence...2008-11-26Basic
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The Unfinished Game

Genre: Science and Technology, Nonfiction; Author: Keith Devlin; Status: In Season; Publisher: Basic

Subject: The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence between two brilliant French mathematicians in the summer of 1654.
Observations: The science of chance and likelihood was ? a huge intellectual leap that put to rest the prevailing notion that a divine hand was ruling human lives.
Conclusion: Challenging (for me) yet surprisingly engaging.
Science Level: Likelihood that you’ll need to be familiar with advanced math: high. B+

Originally posted November 26 2008 — 12:00 AM EST

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