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Andrew Huberman's Math

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Updated May 14, 2024 at 01:57PM EDT by Zach.

Added May 14, 2024 at 09:57AM EDT by Philipp.

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Andrew Huberman's Math refers to a series of memes parodying a mathematical error made by podcaster Andrew Huberman, who erroneously estimated that the chance of getting pregnant could be over 100 percent after trying several times. In May 2024 after a user on X / Twitter pointed out the mistake, image caption memes based on the gaffe saw spread on the platform.

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On January 23rd, 2024, neuroscientist and podcaster Andrew Huberman released a podcast episode on optimizing fertility in males and females, which received over 290,000 views on YouTube.[1] At one point in the episode, Huberman calculates the probability of a woman under 30 years old getting pregnant after six attempts to conceive, erroneously estimating it to be 120 percent.


Huberman later corrected the error in the description section of the video, calculating that the actual probability is at 73.8 percent.

On May 8th, 2024, X[2] user @bcrypt pointed out the error in the video in a post that received over 550 reposts and 6,000 likes in one week (shown below). In the thread, @bcrypt posted a clip of Huberman making the mistake, which garnered over 1,400 reposts and quote posts and 4,100 likes on X[3] in one week.


yan @bcrypt ROFL at andrew huberman saying that if you have a 20% chance of pregnancy in any given month, the chance of being pregnant after 6 months is 120% MALE MALE RTILITY youtube.com How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females | Huberman In this episode, I discuss the mechanisms by which human eggs and sperm are generated, the ... BERMAN LAB . 11:02 PM - May 8, 2024 1.9M Views

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The tweet was followed by quote posts in which users made obviously wrong calculations. For example, on May 9th, 2024, X[4] user @growing_daniel made a quote post that received over 80 reposts and 5,100 likes in six days (shown below, left).


Daniel @growing_daniel His math is wrong of course. If a woman has a 20% chance of conceiving and has sex six times she has 0.2^6 chance, which is 0.0064% yan @bcrypt May 8 Replying to @bcrypt in case youtube takes it down 10:38 AM - May 9, 2024 1M Views MJ Matthew B Jané @MatthewBJane If you flip a coin twice, the chance you get heads at least once is 50%+50%=100%. If you flip a coin three times, it would be 150%, but that is a whole other thing... From yan 4:05 PM - May 9, 2024 390.3K Views

In the following week, an image of Huberman folding his hands gained popularity as a caption format on X / Twitter, with users captioning it with erroneous calculations. In multiple posts, the controversy involving Huberman dating six women at the same time was referenced.

For example, on May 13th, 2024, X[5] user @dvassalo posted a meme that garnered over 620 reposts and 15,000 likes in one day (shown below, left).


Daniel Vassallo @dvassallo Nine women can make a baby in one month 8:18 PM ⚫ May 13, 2024 723.4K Views ... sphinx @protosphinx - if we assume one ai waifu is like 20% real waifu then we need about 5 gpt-40 accounts to have a waifu in real life – that's just maths. maybe 6 accounts just to be sure. • 10:29 PM ⚫ May 13, 2024 13.5K Views ...

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Dr. Uri Elliott, MBA www@amn3siak And so if you don't hedge power, we know that the probability of index settling low on any one month is maybe 20%. But if you ride the index for say another 5 months after that, the probability of the index settling low goes to 100%. 9:18 PM. May 13, 2024 2,839 Views ... Turner Novak @TurnerNovak And so by combining GPT-3, GPT-4, and GPT-40, you can actually get all the capabilities of GPT-11 7:00 PM - May 13, 2024 392.7K Views ... KIJUNSEN @kijunsen My ponies alten i mix du cartons of 2% milk and achieve 100% milk 12:07 AM • May 12, 2024 70.8K Views
Robert Sterling ❤ @RobertMSterling If you acquire six businesses at 2x EBITDA, private equity will buy the whole thing from you for 12x. It's basic math. • 7:57 PM ⚫ May 13, 2024 27.8K Views ••• Conor Mac @InvestmentTalkk Our 392-company portfolio has an average holding period of 6 months. That's 196 years of ownership • 10:38 AM May 13, 2024 11.8K Views ... rosey @thechosenberg If you have two bisexual exes, you've dated one lesbian . 10:41 PM • May 13, 2024 8,102 Views

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