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British Judge Rules Against Bayes’s Theorem

In this article William M. Briggs tells about a British Judge who Rules Against Bayes’s Theorem.

Briggs adds:

Actually, the judge did not ban Bayes’s rule: he banned unwarranted precision. He “decided that Bayes’ theorem shouldn’t again be used unless the underlying statistics are ‘firm’.” To which I again say, Amen.

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