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by Philo Sofee
Fri May 07, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Bayes Theorem & Joseph Smith's Seer Stone
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Bayes Theorem & Joseph Smith's Seer Stone

Bayes Theorem and Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone: Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence Mormons have discovered Bayes! And there are rumors that more and more articles, and potential books are going to start being written using it. This paper is meant to give them a hand at it. Bayes is per...
by Philo Sofee
Thu May 06, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: More light reading: Russell Surprises Rabbi during Reception preceding Presidential Prayer Breakfast
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: More light reading: Russell Surprises Rabbi during Reception preceding Presidential Prayer Breakfast

The good ole reliable BS Meter PEGS here...... and the fact that Nelson leaves the impression that the rabbis agreed with his Mormon interpretation without nary a word of such an obvious blunder! And in their own Old Testament! This is entirely 100% IMPROBABLE. It DID NOT HAPPEN in this manner. And ...
by Philo Sofee
Thu May 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: More light reading: Russell Surprises Rabbi during Reception preceding Presidential Prayer Breakfast
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: More light reading: Russell Surprises Rabbi during Reception preceding Presidential Prayer Breakfast

This story reeks with story telling. I have noticed that every single faith promoting story is told in vaguest of terms about the who and when so that it is nigh impossible to even check into. Who were the rabbis? Are they still alive to possibly confirm or disconfirm this happened? No, of course no...
by Philo Sofee
Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Celestial Forum
Topic: Book of Mormon Original Manuscript
Replies: 38
Views: 639

Re: Book of Mormon Original Manuscript

Those elephants and camels could, through apologetic exegesis be understood to be cats and dogs Shulem. If you were half familiar with tapirs as horses and its delightful logic, you would recognize the clues. And, someday as pure bonus, the elephants and camels AS dogs and cats WILL be found in Meso...
by Philo Sofee
Tue May 04, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?

malkie wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:07 am
I guess you missed the smiley. :lol:
Oh yeah, it's all good! Bayes Theorem is always good to get the juices flowing on things, so this might help give Sic et Non an uptick in visitors and discussion...
by Philo Sofee
Mon May 03, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Chapstick owns the apologists on the Liahona
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: Chapstick owns the apologists on the Liahona

I thought that the Mopologists' reaction to Chapstick's observations was remarkable: "What an idiot you are to think that the torpedoes are similar to the liahona!" Then you take a step back and think about all the "parallelism" that they've done before--with the LGT, with "NHM," and on and on and ...
by Philo Sofee
Mon May 03, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?

No, not that Watson, Edward Watson is a Mormon author who wrote a book defending Mormonism and the CES rejected it for publishing as it was too intellectual so he became disgruntled, but is now attempting to use Bayes Theorem as his in point to truth. He has decided based on that that Mormonism is v...
by Philo Sofee
Sun May 02, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?

OMG! I know who the contributor is on the Bayesian Analysis posts they want to put on the blog... It's going to be Ed Watson... I talked to him about a year ago and he told me he was turning it into the Interpreter of his Bayesian Analysis. I can't remember where I put it, but I have his paper! I as...
by Philo Sofee
Sun May 02, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Will Interpreter throw the "Guesser" paper under a bus?

Well, that's about what we expected was the nature of "peer review" at the Interpreter. And something that is improbable, even decidedly improbable can still be plausible. So, my best guess (although I am certainly not the Best Guesser) is that there will lots of fun for folks around here once this...
by Philo Sofee
Sun May 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: r/horse?
Replies: 35
Views: 392

Re: r/horse?

Lem wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 6:18 pm
That little spotted horse in Doc's post is adorable! But Shulem's right. Let's get serious. Does anyone have some horse's oats for the spotted cuteypie?
No, but I got a saddle, lets go ridin for the day! My car is only 55 tapir power, so it barely does the speed limit... :D