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81 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 07:43AM

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Comment author: MatthewB 27 February 2010 07:43:49AM 4 points [-]

Thanks Kaj,

As I stated in my last post, reading LW often gives me the feeling that I have read something very important, yet I often don't immediately know why what I just read should be important until I have some later context in which to place the prior content.

Your post just gave me the context in which to make better sense of all of the prior content on Bayes here on LW.

It doesn't hurt that I have finally dipped my toes in the Bayesian Waters of Academia in an official capacity with a Probability and Stats class (which seems to be a prerequisite for so many other classes). The combined information from school and the content here have helped me to get a leg up on the other students in the usage of Bayesian Probability at school.

I am just lacking one bit in order to fully integrate Bayes into my life: How to use it to test my beliefs against reality. I am sure that this will come with experience.