Monday, August 1, 2016

Richard Price, Bayes’ theorem, and God

Check it out here. A taste from the introduction:
Bayes’ theorem is 250 years old this year. But did the Rev. Thomas Bayes actually devise it? Martyn Hooper presents the case for the extraordinary Richard Price, friend of US presidents, mentor, pamphleteer, economist, and above all preacher. And did Price develop Bayes’ theorem in order to prove the existence of God?

1 comment:

Tom Van Dyke said...

"The Purpose I mean is, to shew what
reason we have for believing that there
are, in the constitution of things fixt laws
according to which events happen, and
that, therefore, the frame of the world
must be the effect of the wisdom and
power of an intelligent cause; and thus
to confirm the argument taken from final
causes for the existence of the Deity."