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5.154 Suppose that an urn contains black and white balls in equal numbers
(and none of any other kind). I draw one ball after another, putting them
back into the urn. By this experiment I can establish that the number of
black balls drawn and the number of white balls drawn approximate to one
another as the draw continues. So this is not a mathematical truth. Now, if
I say, 'The probability of my drawing a white ball is equal to the
probability of my drawing a black one', this means that all the
circumstances that I know of (including the laws of nature assumed as
hypotheses) give no more probability to the occurrence of the one event
than to that of the other. That is to say, they give each the probability

-- Wittgenstein, Ludwig



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