"People don't really understand probabilities at all. Once you have a bunch of zeroes, it doesn't matter how many you have—one in 10,000, one in a million or one in a billion. ... People do understand the meaning of the word 'largest.' They overact to one dimension and underreact to the other." —George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, on why people buy lottery tickets for big jackpots with long odds.
"I cannot voluntarily surrender my credentials because I am a voice now for many—for tens of thousands—of LGBT members in our church."—United Methodist pastor Rev. Frank Schaefer, who is under suspension by the denomination for performing a same-sex wedding, saying he will not resign from the clergy.