Monday, July 7, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 7/7/2014 Paradigms: until death do us part

 Charles Darwin

"[Lyell] reminded me that I had many years before said to him, when discussing the opposition of the old school of geologists to his new views, "What a good thing it would be if every scientific man was to die when sixty years old, as afterwards he would be sure to oppose all new doctrines." But he hoped that now he might be allowed to live" Charles Darwin, Autobiography

This is one of my favorite quotes and still apt to this day. And all I can think of is "the Bayesians are coming."  The fall of the p-value will be a glorious day for science but it will take a generation at least to fully take hold. 

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