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by Luke Muehlhauser on December 9, 2011 in News

I’m glad Robert McCauley wrote Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not, so I don’t have to.

New at Facing the Intelligence Explosion: The Crazy Robot’s Rebellion.

Richard Carrier’s Skepticon IV talk: Bayes’ Theorem, Key to the Universe.

Steve Maitzen‘s new lecture on God and Morality (lecture ends at 39:05).

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Scott December 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

Carrier’s talk about Bayes cleared it up much more for me. I’m still trying to understand how the probability of the likelihood of the evidence is determined.

I wish I didn’t suck at math – this is so cool…

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Ling Jon December 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

What is the Bayesian response to this?

http://dirtseyeview.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/libraryarrest/

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Theodor December 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

What is the Bayesian response to this?http://dirtseyeview.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/libraryarrest/

I question whether Bayes can actually be applied to such situations.
Bayes is better at static situations, not ones involving so many moral and rights oriented variables.

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Stephen R. Diamond December 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I’m still trying to understand how the probability of the likelihood of the evidence is determined.
I wish I didn’t suck at math – this is so cool…

Well, it would be *way* cool if your question had a general answer—which it doesn’t.

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Scott December 11, 2011 at 11:54 am
Rob T. December 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

The Point of Inquiry podcast just featured a good interview with McCauley last week. The book does sound interesting. Link to POI podcast

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