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Tails You Win: The Science of Chance (2012)

TV Movie | 59 min | Documentary

Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance truly is and how it works in the real world. With his unique storytelling method, he applies a blend of wit and wisdom, animation, graphics, and gleeful nerdery to the joys of ...See moreProfessor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance truly is and how it works in the real world. With his unique storytelling method, he applies a blend of wit and wisdom, animation, graphics, and gleeful nerdery to the joys of chance and the mysteries of probability. It is a vital branch of mathematics that tells us what might happen in the future based on the events of the past. See less
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Nic Cartwright (photography) | Justin Evans (photography) | Will Jacob (photography)
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Updated Oct 18, 2012

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Oct 18, 2012 (United Kingdom)

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David Spiegelhalter
Himself - Presenter (as Professor David Spiegelhalter) Himself - Presenter (as Professor David Spiegelhalter)   See fewer
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Chris Brune
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Spencer Dale
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Margaret de Valois
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Michael Fish
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Bill Giles
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Tim Palmer
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Mike Shackleford
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Stephanie Shirley
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Ed Smith
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Rene Vignos
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Mary Lou Zoback
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Nicky Campbell
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Donald Rumsfeld
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6.8 / 10 | 30 votes