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by iserp
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 12185

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

This paper is just from two days ago: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.201101 Yes, Dark Matter is supported by a quite a lot of indirect evidence. However, it has not been directly observed, and one has to wonder if SUSY has had a big influence in its popularity. There a...
by iserp
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50483

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

I am baffled. Frequentist statisticians also believe in Bayes theorem. It is mathematically correct. But to apply it, you need to know lots of information before... e.g. The probability of the sun exploding, the efficiency of the detector, the probability of having a false positive (the detector lyi...

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