Mr. Obvious wrote:
not an answer wrote:
The point is if your identical twin is in the Olympic trials, it's more likely that you are as well.
The point is NOT that identical twins make the trials more often than non twins.
It does not prove this at all. You are still lacking any underlying data. How many people with an identical twin have run (but whose twin hasn't)?
The only contrary evidence is a lack of brother-sister combos. Are there brother/brother combos? Sister/sister combos?
Rojo has no understanding of statistics.
Well let's see. About 2000 participants since 1984. 1 in 285 people have an identical twin. With a random group of 2000 people you'd expect about 7 individuals who have an identical twin.
Less than 0.01% of Americans will ever compete in the OT Marathon. But from what we know, if your identical twin is in the OT marathon there is a good 50% chance that you are too. That's a lot better than 0.01%.
YOU have no understanding of statistics.