Why Christians Are Terrified of Probability Theory

Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/14524

A few years ago Strange Notions published a strange editorial by statistics professor William Briggs, called Bayes Theorem Proves Jesus Existed (And That He Didn’t). I say strange, because it’s weirdly dishonest, incompetent, and irrational coming from someone who teaches probability theory for a living, and has a whole Ph.D. in the subject. It’s especially…

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