Law and the End of the World


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Law and the End of the World
There may be a mathematics teacher somewhere in your education that warned you “someday math may save your life”, a preposterous proposition at the time and most likely offered in jest to make young students add importance to the myriad of x’s, y’s and odd Greek letters cascading down the chalkboard. It may be a conspiracy or convergence of mathematical fate, but mathematicians since the early part of the Twentieth Century have been using a statistical analysis known as the “Power Law” to predict everything from shopping habits to the end of the world as we know it. A very complex set of mathematical calculations that takes empirical data (observed data) and by graphing the measured readings proceeds to develop...
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