[FOM] Throwing Darts, Time, and the Infinite

W.Taylor at math.canterbury.ac.nz W.Taylor at math.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Apr 26 01:13:08 EDT 2012

Quoting Kenny Easwaran <easwaran at usc.edu>:

> If you know Monday's real, then it makes sense to bet on Friday's.
> But if you know Friday's real, then it makes sense to bet on Monday's.

This bears a startling resemblance to the "Two Envelope Problem",
where two identical envelopes have some money in them, one is twice as much
as the other, and you get to open one of them and decide to keep or switch.

Can either of these problems inform the other, I wonder?

-- Bill Taylor

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