Monthly Archives: August 2010

Orthodox Statistics Conducive to Pseudo-Science

I have just realized that the thought process used in orthodox statistics is conducive to pseudo-science. It adds, in my opinion, to the long list of reasons why Bayesian inference is demonstrably superior (also see here). Let me show with … Continue reading

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The Non-Psychic Octopus

Introduction I saw in the newspaper an article about a supposedly psychic octopus, which predicts world cup matches by making a choice between two different foods labeled by the team flags. Paul the Octopus has an impressive record of 12 … Continue reading

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