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  1. Last 7 days
    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, February 1). @islaut1 @richarddmorey I think of strength of inference resting on P(not E|not H) (for coronavirus case). Search determines the conditional probability (and by total probability of course prob of evidence) but it isn’t itself the evidence. So, was siding with R. against what I thought you meant ;-) [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1356216290847944706

    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, February 2). @MichaelPaulEdw1 @islaut1 @ToddHorowitz3 @richarddmorey @MaartenvSmeden as I just said to @islaut1 if you want to force the logical contradiction you move away entirely from all of the interesting cases of inference from absence in everyday life, including the interesting statistical cases of, for example, null findings—So I think we now agree? [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1356530759016792064

  2. Feb 2021
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    1. While no serious climate scientist doubts the fact that human activities are causing climate change, this can’t be proved through experimentation on another Earth.

      In both cases, the answers should be clear when looking at the evidence and the mechanisms at play without an ideological bias

  4. Dec 2020
    1. “provenance” — broadly, where did data arise, what inferences were drawn from the data, and how relevant are those inferences to the present situation? While a trained human might be able to work all of this out on a case-by-case basis, the issue was that of designing a planetary-scale medical system that could do this without the need for such detailed human oversight.

      Data Provenance

      The discipline of thinking about:

      (1) where did the data arise? (2) what inferences were drawn (3) how relevant are those inferences to the present situation?

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  9. Mar 2020
    1. They reflect an area of science known as biological taxonomy, the classification of organisms into different groups.

      But these facts bear little consequence in day-to-day interactions hence their exotic status. People confuse less and fewer because using one or the other rarely changes the interaction. Calling a cashew a seed or a nut really doesn't change much.

  10. Jul 2018
  11. Dec 2016
    1. Inference: Leaves show great variations to spread chloroplast over a large surface area to maximize light absorption. At the same time, internal leaf structure needs to optimize carbon exchange. Especially since carbon fixation is rate limiting. Therefore, there should be a relationship between leaf area and leaf structure. How strong is this relationship?

  12. Sep 2016
    1. discover how these mountain people identified relatives and friends

      tried to discover and learn from the people form the culture

    2. Rather than studying people, ethnography means learning from people

      involves making inferences and knowing back round knowledge

  13. May 2015
    1. without Brady‟ s knowledge and approval

      Brady needed no knowledge of this activity. Safe to assume he told them that he likes 12.5 and that he is upset when they are inflated higher e.g. 16 psi.

    2. “You good Jonny boy? ”; “You doing good?

      Again, this is another negative inference that can easily be considered normal behavior in this situation.

    3. speaking by telephone three times in the hours after the game for a total of 37 minutes and 11 seconds

      Seemingly normal whether guilty or innocent.

    4. McNally‟s knowledg e that Brady prefers footballs inflat ed at the low end of the permissible range and his express request that the referee set the balls at a 12.5 psi level

      If there have been instances of balls being inflated by referees to 16, it is plausible that Brady would instruct the guy who gives the balls to the officials to make sure they stay at 12.5.

    5. Brady and Jastremski shortly after suspicions of ball tampering became public on January 1

      This is another inference to the negative. If you are implicated in something with someone who works with/for you is it a natural reaction to stop communicating? Is it more natural to speak with that person? How does behavior change when the entire global media is involved?