@douchetastic : “pulling out” (aka coitus interruptus) is a perfectly legitimate form of birth control. When used correctly it’s failure rate is 4% compared to 2% for a condom. Not much of a difference in my opinion. Plus you get the added benefit of busting all over the chick!
#18, I think mika’s point is that if there’s a a slight but still probable chance that something ‘lifechangingly’ permanent could happen then the odds seem HUGE although they are not. Even math and statistics have to bow down to fate sometimes.
^and yes I know it’s a red herring but I just wanted to take that condescending tone in your post and shove it up your ass. Fuck you for looking down on someone because you’re seemingly better in one area of knowledge than he/she is. I hate your type.
@grranimal You know, as hard as a squint at Buzz Killington’s post, I do not see a decimal point. I was using that as a reference.
Even so, saffer is right–a major event makes odds seem bigger than they are in reality. It is exactly what I meant. (Also, thank you, saffer!)
Wait a tick. I wish I could edit right now. Grranimal and ifitwerentformyhorse, did you believe I was thinking of the original post? I meant the difference between the pull out method and using a condom… (I guess it’s partially my fault for not completely clarifying. Oops!)
granimalm, it’s 2 10,000ths of a percent (or percentile, if you are trying really hard to sound like you know what you’re talking about and are really confused about if you’re supposed to move your decimal point two extra places or not and you hope that if you get it wrong nobody calls you out for being a fucking dumbass).
But it was probably pretty clear to most people with half a brain that mika was only talking about the difference between 4 and 2 anyway.