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    • The Theory That Would Not Die

    • How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy
    • By: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. Sharon Bertsch McGrayne here explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it.

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    • Read Up on Baye's Before Reading

    • By Lynn on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $27.99