Can Bayes Save Modern Science?

Can Bayes Save Modern Science?
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One of the dirty secrets about science is that the process is rarely entirely objective. The road to discovery is littered with judgment calls, educated guesses and assumptions. Some scientists -- especially in physics and astronomy -- have come to embrace a system of thinking that lays all the subjective laundry out. It's called Bayesian statistics, and it can guide people not to facts, but to beliefs.

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