# Search results for ‘model’

## The Deadly Sin Of Reification! Day Three

Zeno Phobia Counting day. How many ways can you skin a cat if the number of sharp versus dull knives is this and such. Simple stuff, easy to get the hang off. […]

## What Statistics Really Is: Part I

It’s so simple that you’ll think I’m kidding. Worse, the way I’ll show it is such a radical departure from the manner in which you’re used to thinking about probability and statistics […]

## What Regression Really Is: Part III

Read Part II Which x’s to pick? Unfortunately, there is an infinite universe from which to draw—and here we come closer to resembles. It could be, for instance, a person’s shoe color […]

## Preface: The Philosophy of Probability and Statistics, An Introduction

%This is the Preface of The Philosophy of Probability and Statistics, An Introduction coming before Preface and before the chapters on Truth and Logic. Note the New & Improved title! Since this […]

## What Scientific Idea Is Ready For Retirement? Hypothesis Tests

Edge asked a whopping number of named persons which ideas are ready to be expunged from the thing that is Science. Somehow my invitation got lost in the aether, an oversight which […]

## What Statistics Really Is: Part Last

Read Part I, Part Paradox, Part II Recapitulation: we have Pr(p|qm) where p is a proposition of interest, q the evidence we have compiled in the form of observations and so forth, […]

## Philosophic Issues in Cosmology V: What Measurements Tell Us—Guest Post by Bob Kurland

Bob Kurland is a retired, cranky, old physicist, and convert to Catholicism. He shows that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith. Read […]

## What Statistics Really Is: Part II

Read Part I, Part Paradox I claimed, and it is true, that all statistical problems could be written , where p is a proposition of interest and q is our evidence, or […]