## What are some mathematical or scientific principles of poker?

I'm trying to get a list of things (equations, theories, etc) we know about poker or gambling in general in terms of scientific or mathematic principles. It can't just be game theory. it's got to be specific aspects of it. And I mean ANY aspects of it. Hot hands. Beginner's luck. Inside straights.
posted by rileyray3000 on May 5, 2016 - 7 answers

## Futuristic functional food inspiration needed

I want to write a science fiction story where somebody spends a few weeks or so living off a food that was intended for people colonising another planet, with odd effects. I'm not that scientifically knowledgeable and I want this to be grounded in facts. More details below.
posted by KateViolet on Jul 7, 2013 - 14 answers

## Sloppy MicroChips: Can a fair comparison be made between biological and silicon entropy?

Was reading about microchips that are designed to allow a few mistakes (known as 'Sloppy Chips'), and pondering equivalent kinds of 'coding' errors and entropy in biological systems. Can a fair comparison be made between the two?
posted by 0bvious on Jun 5, 2012 - 4 answers

## Uh...hang on, just give me a minute.

What is the most important scientific question of our time?
posted by Demogorgon on Oct 12, 2009 - 44 answers

## Is it too late to become an amateur physicist?

Is it too late for me to get into physics?
posted by reenum on Jun 30, 2009 - 15 answers

## Art and artifacts experienced through technology

How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts?
posted by 0bvious on Feb 5, 2008 - 12 answers

## Theory: solids passing through solids?

I read somewhere that, in theory, two solids coming into repeated contact should at some point (assume we're dealing with infinity) pass through each other. Nearest I can come is molecular harmonic resonance, or this slightly dubious writeup. Is this a observed phenomenon? Or is there a formal theory for this?
posted by ikebowen on Jul 24, 2007 - 14 answers

## How do I develop a scientific theory?

How do I come up with a scientific theory to explain complex phenomena? My area of research is medicine, but I'm interested in the opinions of all flavors of scientists.
posted by lunchbox on Aug 3, 2006 - 8 answers

## Is Dark Matter the new Phlogiston?

Is Dark Matter the new Phlogiston?
posted by 0bvious on Jun 26, 2006 - 35 answers

## Modeling the Dating/Marriage market

Dating/Marriage market and game theory
posted by sk381 on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

## Theoretical explanation for kinkyness.

So has anyone tried to explain sexual kinks and fetishes? I don't mean in a cataloguing sense, but in the same sense that an evolutionary biologist explains a fish's tail shape. Where it came from, what purposes it serves, that sort of thing.
posted by kavasa on Mar 5, 2005 - 29 answers

## Theory vs Law?

In science, what is the difference between a theory and a law? Why is something called a law rather than a theory?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jan 15, 2005 - 18 answers

## Dreaming Death

Is there any scientific data supporting the theory "If you dream your death in your sleep, you'll die"?
posted by jmd82 on Apr 6, 2004 - 21 answers

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