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What is the chance that a child born tomorrow is a girl?
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Vast amounts of data
Where could Arbuthnot find vast amounts on systematically collected data regarding births?
A Christening is a ceremony/rite in the Church of England where:
The parents bring their new born child to a priest at the church.
As part of the ceremony, the parents give a first name to the child before the child is baptized (inducted into the church).
The name of the child and their parents are recorded in a ledger.
John Arbuthnot tabulated the total count of names in each year that were traditionally female and male names.