NaClhv

Theology, philosophy, science, math, and random other things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
April 26, 2016
Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 6)

Another class of objections would try to argue that the Bayes' factors I used in my argument are too large. One possible objection along this line of thought might go like this: "1e8 is a ridiculously large Bayes' factor for people's testimonies. People make mistakes all the time in their testimonies. Do you not know, […]

Read More
April 19, 2016
Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 5)

One possible class of objections would try to argue that the prior probability for the resurrection wasn't small enough. So one may say: "It's not just that people don't rise from the dead. NO supernatural claim of ANY KIND has EVER been validated in a controlled setting. Therefore the prior probability for the resurrection must […]

Read More
April 12, 2016
Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 4)

Now that we have all the necessary numerical values, we can finally calculate the probability that Jesus rose from the dead. To begin, I gave the prior odds for Jesus's resurrection as 1e-22. This number was obtained from the argument that "empirically, people do not rise from the dead. Therefore, Jesus also couldn't have risen […]

Read More
April 5, 2016
Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 3)

The previously given probability value for the resurrection - 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 1 (which can also be written as 10^-22, or 1e-22) - is a prior probability. That is, it's the probability based on the background information, taking into consideration the fact that Jesus was human, and that humans don't rise […]

Read More
Copyright