Of course you will fail trying to be sigma using an alpha/beta mating strategy(social circle, nightgame). That's why sigmas don't do that...BortimusPrime said:Here's what would really happen if a Gamma tried to act out his Sigma fantasy: say he swoops into a party and starts tooling the alpha and then blatantly hits on the alpha's females. Depending on the social class of the party that guy is either going to get sneering disdain from the alpha, tooled back harder by the alpha, or invited out back by the alpha for some pugilism. The betas and women in the party will take the social cues from the alphas and mirror his behavior, driving off the interloper. That's the social approval, that's what makes the alpha the alpha.
If you're right, point taken. I can't work out the probabilities for myself.scorpion said:Vox asserted that the probability of someone being at the scene of both the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting and the Las Vegas shooting was astronomical. On its face this claim seems plausible, if not likely, due to the way our brains interpret information. But it's statistically false. Vox's basic error was calculating the probability that a person taken at random from the entire population of the United States happened to be at both events. But that isn't the correct calculation. The correct calculation is finding the probability that a person who was present at the Las Vegas shooting was also present at the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. In other words, you're dealing with an existing population of tens of thousands of people (who experienced the first event at Las Vegas) who make up your pool of potential bystanders of the second event, not the population of the U.S. as a whole.The Catalyst said:Can someone do the actual math on this situation and with the math described what actually happened? I went and looked at the post and it seemed like Vox was correct about the astronomically low probabilities.