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Quotation of a day

Following (i.e., stealing the idea from) Don Boudreaux, who posts interesting and thought provoking “quotations of the day” (e.g., today’s post on evolution), here’s an amusing bit from page 72 of Hamming’s Digital Filters: The relationship of formal mathematics to the … Continue reading

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A sad day

UPDATE: Bayes’ rule has been fixed on the xkcd page. Good (or “good”) thing I grabbed the original image to post here. UPDATE 2: Relevant xkcd (ht Scott). The venerable xkcd got Bayes’ rule wrong today: Let be “I’m near the … Continue reading

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Argument by analogy

I’ve been slowly re-reading Larry Laudan’s Beyond Positivism and Relativism, and in a later chapter there’s an interesting section dealing with ambiguity and the strength of a philosophical position. The position in question is David Bloor’s sociological program for providing … Continue reading

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