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I first saw this game on the Ben's blog and was immediately amazed by its simplicity. I don't think our education system really focuses on teaching us to think multiple levels deep when solving a problem. There's a reason why people who are trained in chess are good at evaluating various future outcomes and making good moves based on their expectation of how their opponent will play.
The application of statistics is generally a difficult topic for people to grasp. People abuse it all the time to justify erroneous claims, give credibility to flawed studies, etc. I'd say it's also one of the most misunderstood topics, especially amongst the general public.
For example, to determine whether a claim was correc...