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Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (Part 29)

October 25, 2016

So, let us summarized these non-Christian accounts of a resurrection. For each supposedly "resurrected" person, the following table shows the level of evidence associated with their resurrection account, expressed as a fraction of the evidence we have for Christ's resurrection:

Name of the personThe level of evidence
Apollonius of Tyana1/30th
Zalmoxis1/60th
Aristeas1/24th
Mithra0
Osiris1/60th
Dionysus1/60th
Krishna1/24th
Bodhidharma1/60th
Puhua1/60th

Here's how this looks like in a histogram:

What does all this tell us? Quite a bit - we'll discuss that starting next week.


You may next want to read:
How should we interpret the Bible? Look at it as scientific data.
Why are there so few Christians among scientists? (part 2)
Another post, from the table of contents

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