Monthly Archives: September 2010

Multiple Model Comparisons Revisited

Introduction In a previous post, I hinted at how to do multiple hypotheses testing, using the ψ-measure. It turns out to be much clearer just using the posterior probabilities. The ψ-measure has a nice intuitive feel for the two-hypothesis case, … Continue reading

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God and Hawking

From the book “The Grand Design” By STEPHEN HAWKING And LEONARD MLODINOW….Newton believed that our strangely habitable solar system did not “arise out of chaos by the mere laws of nature.” Instead, he maintained that the order in the universe … Continue reading

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Why pseudoscientists like the chi-square test (and why it shouldn’t be taught)

In a prior post I outlined how orthodox statistics can lead to the either-or logical fallacies common in pseudoscience, like astrology and ufo-ology. In this post I focus on the &chi2 test, it’s pathologies, and why it is so useful … Continue reading

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