Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Likelihood

Steven Novella at NeuroLogica Blog has a great post explaining why ID can’t meet the criterion of falsification. How does one conclusively disprove the existence of the Great Vorlon?

125 taxa. This analysis is never going to end (stupid GTR models):

Over at Pandagon, Pam’s aunt had her ancestry traced using mitochondrial DNA (‘mtDNA’). The results given to her aunt were that she is: 51% Sub-Saharan Africa (she didn’t get any information as to country) 37% European (we have known ancestry in Ireland and England) 12% Native American (likely a NY or Connecticut tribe; we thought…

Krauthammer: We Are All Popperians Now?

While I’m away, I’ll leave you with this introduction to likelihood theory (originally published Nov. 22, 2005).