Statistical Paradoxes with MinutePhysics - SciShow Talk Show

  • Published on May 24, 2017
  • Henry Reich of MinutePhysics and MinuteEarth talks about statistical paradoxes and quantum entanglement. Afterwards, Jessi from Animal Wonders joins the show with two Red-Footed Tortoises!
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Comments • 882

  • Mike McCafferty
    Mike McCafferty 3 months ago

    Understanding the gender pay gap, for dummies

  • Fatal Reaction
    Fatal Reaction 3 months ago

    Wow its a live version of hungry hungry hippos but with tortoises

  • Ocean Man
    Ocean Man 4 months ago +1

    The ad at the beginning was just the entire LEGO movie

  • Tony N
    Tony N 5 months ago

    Scishow.... Ad about new moon woo woo.

  • Scott Anderson
    Scott Anderson 5 months ago

    Are there any science you tubers who don’t sound like homosexuals?

  • Meghan Ushman
    Meghan Ushman 5 months ago

    If an equal amount of each gender got into each program, that could be random, or it could be because of affirmative action. One is correlation and one is causation.

  • Mihail Mihaylov
    Mihail Mihaylov 6 months ago

    Wait, when you take into account how many events feel to us statistically improbable (and might actually be) the chance of a random improbable event happening must be pretty high, while the chances of a particularly improbable event happening at a specific time remain very low. So weird things happen all the time :)

    REASON℠ 7 months ago

    Its like me on amphetamine 15 years ago.

    • REASON℠
      REASON℠ 7 months ago

      Just watched the entire thing... I meant the beginning part with my first post. The second part with the turtles were hilarious, such a clumsy struggling thing :)

  • MinkytheMinkY
    MinkytheMinkY 7 months ago

    loved this episode

  • iamhole
    iamhole 7 months ago

    totally baffled now. are you guys dating?

  • Evie Elliot Gerzio
    Evie Elliot Gerzio 8 months ago

    Beautiful creatures 😍❤❤❤

  • Gianna Hayes
    Gianna Hayes 9 months ago

    Imagine if a drunk person tried to say statistics

  • Jim Shoe
    Jim Shoe 9 months ago

    This hurts my brain

  • Tyrannasaur Russ
    Tyrannasaur Russ 9 months ago

    I got the bird treatment once, I wouldn't recommend it....

  • LA Turley
    LA Turley 9 months ago

    I had a really good opinion about the host until this episode. I can't put my finger on it, but there is something not quite right about the guests (really off putting). Other than this, he's very informative and a great teacher.

  • Robin Chesterfield
    Robin Chesterfield 9 months ago

    Why are the EPIC TORTOISE FIGHTS over random fruit pieces so adorable? XD

  • ok
    ok 10 months ago

    35 min video about statistical paradoxes and 25 mins of it is watching tortoises eat grapes. Great use of my time!

  • Rhonda Lathbury
    Rhonda Lathbury 10 months ago

    How does she lay eggs there tough. I know that they are wet and soft then get a little harder as the eggs dry but her poor tail. Awwww

  • archmad
    archmad 10 months ago

    Remember how this guy remove comments section on "Are University Admissions Biased?" video?

  • Nerdee79
    Nerdee79 10 months ago

    I couldn't follow that "treatment" metaphor at all.

  • Fabien Niñoles
    Fabien Niñoles 11 months ago

    Simpson's paradox isn't the statistical equivalent of the generality fallacy? The part can be different than the whole if carefully chosen.

  • shadowpod13
    shadowpod13 11 months ago

    17:00 "This is Yuka, and this is Tidus."
    Uh... Is someone who names your tortoises a Final Fantasy X fan? Because other than Yuna being spelled with a "K" instead of a "N" your tortises are the main couple of FF X.
    ... Or it could be that I've got FF X on the brain since I just started playing FF X Remastered and I love FF X.

  • Marshall Styczinski
    Marshall Styczinski 11 months ago

    Nice LEGO JWST on the shelf!

  • KelsaRavenlock
    KelsaRavenlock 11 months ago

    you should have had somebody from HuffPost or Breitbart come on to talk about statistics they both seem to have many experts at manipulating them.

  • fyukfy
    fyukfy 11 months ago

    Isn't Simpson's paradox the basis for gerrymandering?

  • brian554xx
    brian554xx Year ago

    Do tortoises not travel really far, or have we not watched them long enough?

  • Nic
    Nic Year ago

    Statistics tell us that one in five are in the bottom 20 percent of their class.

  • c s
    c s Year ago

    what about the variants or standard deviations?

  • Simon
    Simon Year ago

    I always have good humidity

  • ZergrushEddie
    ZergrushEddie Year ago

    This is why we have the term "lies, damn lies, and statistics." You can either infer too much or too little and get wildly different results. The "ornithology vs film school" is a great example of that. Pretty interesting to see the potholes of the field and how to successfully avoid them.

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed Year ago

    blown away by them eating lizards...

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed Year ago

    the statistical guy seems bored by the wildlife

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed Year ago

    legitimately blown away by the cloaca story...

  • king james488
    king james488 Year ago

    lol... reish...
    and why is she petting a turtles shell? it's a shell!

  • blackkittyfreak
    blackkittyfreak Year ago +1

    Wow, I have never seen so much sexual tension between two straight males. Maybe they were both internally fangirling or something.

  • Stubby Legg
    Stubby Legg Year ago +5

    i love watching hanks mind get blown lol its adorable.... it poops out its tail?!!!!!! hahahahahaha

  • Tidus
    Tidus Year ago +1

    Bruh I’m a turtle

  • Holly Clark
    Holly Clark Year ago

    I love how excited he gets about Entanglement, I just wanna squeeze him 😂😊

  • TheCrakp0t
    TheCrakp0t Year ago +1

    This is particularly why gerrymandering is so insidious.

  • Phinehas Priest
    Phinehas Priest Year ago

    Too many TVclip video makers think "paradox" means confusing to simpletons.
    Simple way to show this card thing is not counter intuitive even:
    There are 2 colleges:
    A: Gets 99% of its students from a Scandinavian country and 1% from a central African country.
    B: Gets 1% of its students from a Scandinavian country and 99% from a central African country.
    Which colleges likely has more whites?
    Well, duh, A of course.
    What if I add information:
    A: Gets 99% of its students from a *97% white* Scandinavian country and 1% from a *2% white* central African country.
    B: Gets 1% of its students from a *98% white* Scandinavian country and 99% from a *3% white* central African country.
    Oh no, now that we mentioned the percentages of whites in the countries it is a PARADOX!!!
    No, only an idiot would get confused by somebody pointing out that B's Scandinavian country has a higher percentage of whites and B's African country has a higher percentage of whites, so, uhh does this mean B should have more whites attending?
    This is a simple example of weighted statistics:
    A: 99% x 97% + 1% x 2% ≈ 96% whites
    B: 1% x 98% + 99% x 3% ≈ 4% whites
    Most people naturally get weighted statistics. This video did NOT present a paradox, it sadly did not even present something that is counter-intuitive.

  • Falney
    Falney Year ago +5

    I was so disappointed when the camera focused on Henry and there wasn't a picture of a stick man on his chair.

  • Alexander Alexandrov

    Taken to an abstract level, there is no paradox here.
    There is no paradox here, despite the data being from the same source - changing the numbers and values of variables, changes the problem, which changes the result.

  • andrewxc1335
    andrewxc1335 Year ago +4

    It was funny to watch Hank's head explode as he was trying to figure out the evolutionary gymnastics that tortoises had to endure to make the cloaca work.

  • F.B.I
    F.B.I Year ago +1

    The interactions between them feels tense

  • Simon Moore
    Simon Moore Year ago +1

    Oooo I sensed some odd tension from 0:35 - 0:49 😯🙊

  • Jake Parker
    Jake Parker Year ago

    Absolutely blew my mind!!!!

  • Jeff Taylor
    Jeff Taylor Year ago

    Such a great show, love how ya'll make science right in front of us!

  • TheNicholasWayne
    TheNicholasWayne Year ago

    I wonder what this guys diet/exercise is like hes got some serious veins coming through those arms.

  • Speed Demo
    Speed Demo Year ago +1

    Two intellectual beings discussing about statistical paradoxes in wage gaps and gender deviation in universities.
    Feminists: Women still get paid $0.69 for $1.00

  • Raul Reza
    Raul Reza Year ago +3

    I came here for math and I stayed for the tortoise

  • Haakon Dahl
    Haakon Dahl Year ago

    11:05 Various phalluses? Oh, sorry.

  • Haakon Dahl
    Haakon Dahl Year ago +2

    The black cards don't get admitted to college. Figures. Racists.

  • Kindlesmith80
    Kindlesmith80 Year ago

    Not much of a paradox; you are looking for different things statistically using different variables.

  • Youse Jose
    Youse Jose Year ago

    Why does onion make you cry?

  • Apiwat Chantawibul

    30:14 loop = rave party

  • Evi1M4chine
    Evi1M4chine Year ago +1

    *Uum, Mr Reich, shouldn’t people get into university based on how GOOD they are?* Not based on their unrelated sexual organs? … Because what you describe as “fair”, aka quotas, is actually *textbook sexism.* No matter which bits of organs got an unfair advantage out of it.

  • Ross Betts
    Ross Betts Year ago

    Swiss army tail

  • Nmethyltransferase

    Why does ketamine work (whereas memantine fails) for depression?

  • E Kramer2
    E Kramer2 Year ago

    They are adorable!

  • Andrew Church
    Andrew Church Year ago

    Sci Show guy didn’t get the point, kept injecting his own thoughts on stat fallacies, all good BUT Simpson’s paradox is WORTH getting right in a simple succinct short episode, you and NAIL IT! (do they still say that?)

  • Andrew Church
    Andrew Church Year ago

    this makes a total mess explaining Simpson’s Paradox. Sic Show, you SHOULD red do it. Easiest was it to compare the success rate of two doctors, based on two procedures, heart surgery and bandaid removal, thanks to MIT probability Lecture mooc. Here it becomes obvious how the best doctor has worst stats when you give just the total percentage success rate, while performing better in both categories.

  • skylar ainsworth
    skylar ainsworth Year ago

    am i the only one who noticed him flicking his tounge the whole video?

  • HeatherCatherine
    HeatherCatherine Year ago

    I like the statistics (especially the banter about trying to explain reasoning for quantum entanglement) and the Tortoises. I used to watch mine try to eat for hours it really is entertaining.

  • Scruffy Mopplidge
    Scruffy Mopplidge Year ago +1

    A physicist and a statistician sit down in a room. They have great chemistry.
    Thank you.

  • rosenracht
    rosenracht Year ago

    This is that Mentat thinking.

  • ASTMA193
    ASTMA193 Year ago

    Very interesting.

  • Dogesky
    Dogesky Year ago

    Our entire existence can be visualized using a deck of cards.

  • Matthew Nighbert
    Matthew Nighbert Year ago

    "That is bizarre."

  • Matthew Nighbert
    Matthew Nighbert Year ago

    "... like, "WAAAAAAAAHHHH!"

  • finalbossd
    finalbossd Year ago

    At 14:45, if you sum all the probabilities of all possible license plates, you will get 1, therefore there is some permutation of letters you are guaranteed to have, albeit unlikely for each individual license plate.

  • Bobby Bax
    Bobby Bax Year ago

    The guy on the left is the husband.

  • Mr Niceguy
    Mr Niceguy Year ago

    Set the speed to 1,25 to hear Henrys original voice

  • wellusee
    wellusee Year ago

    My brain si overhetin ... my brn s ovrhtng ..... m brn i ....

  • adan adanmendez
    adan adanmendez Year ago

    You, Hank Green are fantastic, and I apologize because I am not going to rewind the video. But the animal handler is always awesome and just my opinion, this show always has fantastic guests. Thanks for the educational videos. 🍻

  • sclassicallyme
    sclassicallyme Year ago

    So, this episode was amazing. Quantum entanglement and tortoise relations, an altogether wonderful bit of wtf.

  • mark yisser
    mark yisser Year ago

    hank... i think you have some colored blood in you.
    just realizing how big those lips are... lol
    you look taller than i thought too.

  • mark yisser
    mark yisser Year ago

    it's nice to see you guys from different channels come together and work as a team.
    i like that unity. no need to hate each other . if you were rappers there would be all kinds of hate among each other. good way to personify your intelligence.

  • Mark N.
    Mark N. Year ago

    Henry and Hank in the same video...I'm creaming my pants.

  • Soulz TheYoshi
    Soulz TheYoshi Year ago +1

    I love how absolutely enamored hank is by the cloaca facts

  • pokelover223
    pokelover223 Year ago

    I hate statistics!!

  • JawAdrian
    JawAdrian Year ago

    Am I the only one who failed to see how the title related to the video?

  • shared psfour
    shared psfour Year ago

    "Blacks not getting in." -Minute Physics

  • Anthony Morton
    Anthony Morton Year ago

    Way too high for mind is blown

  • Sirake
    Sirake Year ago

    Of every person in all of time, I was born me and now. Improbable things happen.

  • Andrew Church
    Andrew Church Year ago

    Hey, DEMONSTRATE the paradox with example, show HOW two data sets can both show one thing, then show the opposite when combined! this guy does a good job 👍

  • Sirena Chantal
    Sirena Chantal Year ago

    In the first segment, why would anyone call this equal? Why is logic not being combined with statistics? It's only equal if there are 50% male and 50% female students in the seats of the classes. To get that, admissions would have to change so that the group with fewer submissions would have more admitted. It's less of a paradox when you look at the final results. I hope universities aren't using this as an excuse.

  • Galaxis
    Galaxis Year ago

    just couldn't make it through. This whole thing needs to be 15 minutes, not 35

  • KendrixTermina
    KendrixTermina Year ago

    The part with the tortoises was almost cooler than the main event.

  • Im Simmin
    Im Simmin Year ago

    I live in the caribbean and have had 3 of these as pets, when she said they eat fox feces.... they also eat dog feces, also the part about them having different personalities is so true, one would literally be like a dog, if i went out into my yard and called its name, it would come out of the bushes to greet you, but another hated interaction with people, so i would have to go digging in the bush to find her.

  • swapertxking
    swapertxking Year ago

    this was a weird video, at first it was what I came for... then the turtle stuff happened and I was so lost.

  • Mayapurcandra Das
    Mayapurcandra Das Year ago +2

    some sort of ..... tension in that room.. hmmmm

  • mortaché de muerte

    i have a pet turtle for 5 years and i never noticed that it poops from its tail!

  • Aleksa Kole
    Aleksa Kole Year ago +4

    at 21:30 they ask, "How do you tell the boys from the girls."
    Well, generally boys DON'T lay eggs. :D :P

    • Zach
      Zach Year ago +2

      Aleksa Kole that's convenient, if you find a turtle in the wild just hope it's the right time of year and wait for it to lay eggs.

  • Baka Neko
    Baka Neko Year ago

    I'm in at about 13-14 minutes and I think a simplified version of what you guys are talking about is "look at this equation x = 2 + y and once we know what y (observed one photon) is x (other photon) has been defined"

  • Nate Hladki
    Nate Hladki Year ago

    Hank helping the tortoise eat was so cute and funny at the same time.

  • turtletowers
    turtletowers Year ago

    I am enjoying watching these turtles eat, far too much.

  • Trevor Boyle
    Trevor Boyle Year ago

    that poor table

  • ripvanwho
    ripvanwho Year ago

    swissarmy tail

  • CatherineZ
    CatherineZ Year ago

    Good statistics: proving human common sense is mostly good at mundane tasks, and often fails miserably at what it was not used to historically. We are not the best tools to estimate stuff, it's that human quality that made us invent science. Which is a way to look at the world, looking for its truth, while trying to remove all human bias.

  • Rowan Streeter
    Rowan Streeter Year ago

    At 7 minutes I realised Henry keeps licking his lips when he's talking... and now I can't stop seeing him doing it. Lost all attention to the content after that point.