tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1485997200234349788.post4466396926284274388..comments2024-03-04T07:12:31.223+00:00Comments on MAGONIA REVIEW: RANDOM THOUGHTS ON RANDOMNESSUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1485997200234349788.post-75010468308062753062022-06-01T17:52:59.504+01:002022-06-01T17:52:59.504+01:00Oh dear, the reviewer should have stuck to somethi...Oh dear, the reviewer should have stuck to something within his orbit. Perhaps a bit of probabilistic knowledge about ideas of independence and conditional probability would solve some of his perplexity (it's a Bayesian truism that foreknowledge would lead to P(spot playfair | Average punter) <> P( spot playfair | Medway)). And if an axiom is wrong then obviously the theory based on it doesn't apply. It just so happens that independence is necessary in order to infer the distributions of what statiticians call Null Hypotheses - whose likelihood compared to an alternativeproposition of interest can thus be gauged by a calculation on a sample and reference to tables...kknoreply@blogger.com