Author Topic: Indo-Europeans vs Cavebears  (Read 600 times)

Offline Baruch

Indo-Europeans vs Cavebears
« on: February 25, 2017, 08:02:23 PM »
Drenched in rhetoric and politics, how can we do scholarship in anthropology?

An interesting exercise, in the use and abuse of Baysian statistics.

Statistics, Baysian or not, is a powerful tool, it doesn't give meaning ... just as statistical analysis of code messages don't decode them, on its own.  Statistics abstracts the data, and the meaning unfortunately lies in the part that the abstraction throws out.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 08:07:26 PM by Baruch »

Re: Indo-Europeans vs Cavebears
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 06:46:51 AM »
Er, no. Not individually.

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Cavebear

Re: Indo-Europeans vs Cavebears
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 06:53:43 AM »
Er, no. Not individually.

Damn straight!  You want a cave bear out of the cave, you better build a big fire to smoke it out and then be out of the way when it leaves.  We probably just killed all the cubs...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!


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