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Objectivity is dead, long live Objectivity!

Are p-values an objective measure? Bayesian Statistics is not as objective as Frequentist statistics is for the simple reason that they need more assumptions, that is, a prior. 1,013 more words

Statistics

On Science, pseudoscience and String theory

Let me begin with a well-known story. Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor, ruled India from 1556 until his death in 1604. He was well known for his wisdom,  took several measures to preserve peace and prosperity in his state. 3,852 more words

Popular Science

Tell us if Brain is not a computer and not a Turing machine, then what?

“These words information, data, rules, software, knowledge, lexicons, representations, algorithms, programs, models, memories, images, processors, subroutines, encoders, decoders, symbols, or buffers do not exist in the brain.” Such statements flood the internet, but no one tells us, what are the words true for the brain. 1,384 more words

Blurred Vision: Philosophical Reasons for Why the Dialogue on Christian Origins is Misguided

A few years ago, Gordon Biology professor Craig Story and I received a grant from BioLogos. The main aspect of the grant was to create a weeklong… 512 more words

Evolution

The Keynesian Revolution and the Monetarist Counter-Revolution

Post 4/4 about Economic Methodology

Before Keynes, Classical Economic Theory (CET) was based on three principles. The First Principle is that Unemployment is automatically eliminated by the free market. 983 more words

Economic Methodology

Is The Universe a Hologram?

Is the universe a hologram? On first hearing this notion one would be forgiven for laughing at the idea, but it’s an idea which has achieved more and more credibility in the last half a century, to the point where it is a candidate for the best explanation of the universe we have available. 1,551 more words

Philosophy