|Posted: November 13, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged|
There is math, and then there is gambling. Math doesn't gamble, math quantifies. Math gives us interest rates, decay rates, probability, the area of a circle, the speed of a train, the length of a footbal field. It can't predict the future, it may get us close, but it is not absolute, if it was, there would be no lottery. No matter what, every time you make a bet, it is a gamble.
gamble:1 a : to play a game for money or property b : to bet on an uncertain outcome
2 : to stake something on a contingency : take a chance
1 : to risk by gambling : WAGER
You got math and then you got quick picks, oh yeah, they win most of time.
My 2 cents. LOL jarasan
We have mathamatical equations listed here under many different threads, on basically a gambling website. No, it's not absolute - mathamatical results are, but picking winning numbers is not, but as you said - and as I have said in the past - it points us in a direction. But lots of things point us in a direction, ya picks yer poisons.
Math is what it is, it can help you, it can clarify things for you, it can point you in a direction, but it cannot, however, pick numbers for you.
Well, it CAN pick numbers for you, but the results of those numbers remains to be seen.
We can all look at something and say 'do the math', and if we did, none of us in our right minds would waste a penny on the lottery, but we do, we play our games of chance, just the same as a football team calling a play to get them X yards, we take a chance.
I prefer to think of this as a sport, because I'm trying to make educated guesses, and maybe I will win the Super Bowl one of these days, playing the lottery or buying football tickets: the cost of admission is the same.