Wilburforce - 11:46 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
Whose got the better/more accurate sample size?
That isn't the question.
Even very small samples are statistically significant if the probability of the result occuring by chance is infinitesimal.
If I look at 50 different phrases and see the equivalent of the same card sequence every time, it doesn't matter that they are only a small fraction of all possible phrases: it is statistically very unlikely that it has happened by chance.
If, in your sample airline, six aeroplanes crash and ten don't, it is more likely than not that the next flight you get on won't crash, but it is still certain that the airline isn't safe.