The burrito bet

The incongruity between knowledge and confidence causes many debates among scientists. One way to make debates more fun is to wager a substantive but affordable prize that is representative of local culture. In SoCal, for instance, the most appropriate prize is the burrito, which fuels a sizable fraction of SoCal research. Good notes are needed because the losing party tends to "forget" about the wager.

(Photo credit: Lauren Topor from Phoenix)



idw - identity withheld

virtual burrito - Offered by someone that has lost too many burritos

theoretical burrito - A bet that should have been made, but wasn't.

unsettled - A scientist is going hungry

* Most of LG's losses were because he wanted to lose.