Bayes 250

Of course, a Bayes 500 would be even better and more powerful (although more fuel-consuming…). But: the best we can afford (strictly for time constraints $-$ time since publication, that is) is a Bayes 250.

This is what promises to be a very, very good conference to celebrate the anniversary of the publication of the “Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances” by the Reverend Thomas Bayes, in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

The latest number of Significance actually published a paper arguing for a legitimate recognition of Richard Price’s contribution to the paper (I think there’s possibly more than something true about this, although I thought that the article was trying too hard to make the point).

Anyway, the programme of the two-day conference (to be held on 19-20 June at the Royal Statistical Society in London) is quite impressive! I’m planning to go, although the fee is a bit high $-$ perhaps I’ll try to see if I can get some money from random savers across Europe…

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