Liked the above article. I frequently convey technical information; I find it easy to get someone to agree that my analysis is correct, but harder to get them to agree enough to act on it.
For the Monte Hall problem I have a simple method that helps convince people that my answer (the correct answer of switching doors after Monty Hall shows the door with goat) is correct -- I offer to play for money! I often even odds, and will play for as long as they like. If you know anyone who want to play, let me know; for sufficiently high stakes, I will even travel to them!
posted by dan zwillinger
September 20, 2008