[FoRK] Terms - Practicing Science: Secular vs. Religious Ideology

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Sat Jan 12 02:21:55 PST 2008

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On Jan 12, 2008, at 4:20 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:

>
> This would be the problematic portion of this, I leave you to your  
> calculators and sensibilities:
>
> "In this model, the probability of God's existence after the  
> evidence is considered is a function of the probability before  
> times D ("Divine Indicator Scale"): 10 indicates the evidence is 10  
> times as likely to be produced if God exists, 2 is two times as  
> likely if God exists, 1 is neutral, 0.5 is moderately more likely  
> if God does not exist, and 0.1 is much more likely if God does not  
> exist. Unwin offers the following figures for six lines of  
> evidence: recognition of goodness (D = 10), existence of moral evil  
> (D = 0.5), existence of natural evil (D = 0.1), intranatural  
> miracles (prayers) (D = 2), extranatural miracles (resurrection) (D  
> = 1), and religious experiences (D = 2)."
>
>
>
> jb
>
>
>
> On Jan 11, 2008, at 11:06 PM, Jef Allbright wrote:
>
>> On 1/11/08, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
>>> This maps quite nicely onto Bayes Theorem.  I'd be very  
>>> interested in
>>> knowing how a devout Christian would deal with Bayes.  [Quick google
>>> didn't turn up anything relevant.]
>>
>>
>> Ah yes, and with a name like Unwin, you'd think he'd be on *our*  
>> side:
>>
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_D._Unwin>
>> <http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=what-is-bayess-theorem- 
>> an&print=true>
>> <http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=000E350F-2F66-10CF- 
>> AD3D83414B7F0000&print=true>
>>
>> - Jef
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