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37 Post author: cousin_it 26 July 2009 04:49PM

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Comment author: Cyan 26 July 2009 10:35:19PM *  6 points [-]

I'm with you on this one. What Shalizi is criticizing is essentially a consequence of the desideratum that a single real number shall represent the plausibility of an event. I don't think the methods he's advocating dispense with the desideratum, so I view this as a delicious bullet-shaped candy that he's convinced is a real bullet and is attempting to dodge.