[lit-ideas] Re: conference on hypothesis testing

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:35:12 -0500

It does a soul good to see such philosophical activism.  I myself am
boycotting all philosophical discussions forever or until philosophers learn
to speak people-speak.

Mike Geary
refusing to think
in Memphis

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Donal wrote
> Madrid? As Cliff Richard tells the Shadows, "Let's have it right here".
>> With one alteration, "no...active engagement between the participants" is
>> not a mandatory rule but just something that may occur naturally.
>> Strange that they avoid all mention of the word "induction" [or the
>> relative role of 'confirmation' versus 'falsification'] though this would
>> seem central to all the disputes mentioned.
> Not so strange, I think. Apparently they believe that if the statisticians
> can get it together, testing hypotheses will be childs' play. If it isn't
> already. You and John McCreery should round up some of the anarchists from
> the recent G8 summit, outfit them with balaclavas and placards, and block
> the entrance to Tilburg University. For a start. I'd come along, but I'm
> signed up to picket the Welsh phenomenology meeting the same week.
> Robert Paul
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