Monty Hall, Paul Erdős, And The Fallibility of Human Intuition

The Monty Hall Problem Jeff Atwood, of Coding Horror, recently resurrected one of the most notorious probability paradoxes around, the Monty Hall problem. Here’s the version that Marilyn Vos Savant famously analyzed in several Parade magazine columns: Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors. Behind one door is […]

In Defense of Lashon Hara, Part I: Shidduch Lists, Cancer, Depression and Aids

Shidduch Lists The is an ongoing tizzy over the apparent wide dissemination of a “shidduch list” consisting of “over 150 names of bochurim over the age of 25 and are in need of shidduchim”. Much of the expressed opposition (see the comment thread