### Books

Books that I have written.

Books that I have written.

Podcasts and Videos in which I have appeared or which I have created.

Dynamical systems simulation in Python. Includes both continuous and stochastic simulation.

An introductory stats book from a Bayesian perspective, including Python software.

In this YouTube episode, Bad Apologetics Ep 18 - Bayes Machine goes BRRRRRRRRR I join Nathan Ormond, Kamil Gregor, and James Fodor to discuss Timothy and Lydia McGrew's article in The …

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Here I summarize the (9 hour!) conversation that I was a part of here: Bad Apologetics Ep 20 - Miracles & even MORE even NEWER Resurrection evidence where we respond to the …

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In this week's Unbelievable Podcast the topic was miracles. I've written about miracles a number of times, but there always seems to something new to say. In this episode, the …

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A particular response has now happened twice in an ongoing discussion about extraordinary claims, and I felt I needed to think about it more deeply. The response is, essentially, that …

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I'd like to thank Jonathan McLatchie for the detailed response to my two-part response.

If you're following along, we have:

*Unbelievable*podcast episode Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan …

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In the *Unbelievable* podcast episode Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan McLatchie vs Jonathan Pearce I was struck by several claims and points, especially made by Jonathan McLatchie. I …

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In the *Unbelievable* podcast episode Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Jonathan McLatchie vs Jonathan Pearce I was struck by several claims and points, especially made by Jonathan McLatchie. I …

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As an exercise, I like to reproduce computational papers, but with my own tools. This let's me know that I understand completely what is being written and in many cases …

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In this post we are going to explore the simulation of stochastic (i.e. random) processes, and work our way to understanding how the Gillespie algorithm works. We'll be using …

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In my post about "naturalism of the gaps" I stated that in evaluating claims,

Methodological naturalismis the only choice we have available, because no one has demonstrated any procedure …

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In this YouTube episode, Bad Apologetics Ep 18 - Bayes Machine goes BRRRRRRRRR I join Nathan Ormond, Kamil Gregor, and James Fodor to discuss Timothy and Lydia McGrew's article in The …

*#media*

This is another in the series of "*Statistics 101*" examples solved with MCMC. Others in the series:

In all …

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The Mac/iPhone Books app has some issues. Before switching the content out of iTunes into a separate app, audiobooks were housed in the same app as music. You could …

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This is another in the series of "*Statistics 101*" examples solved with MCMC. Others in the series:

In all of these posts …

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This is another in the series of "*Statistics 101*" examples solved with MCMC. The previous in the series can be found here. In all of these posts I'm going to …

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I'd like to walk through some of the "*Statistics 101*" examples (e.g. estimating \(\mu\) with known \(\sigma\), estimating a proportion, etc...) for which we have simple analytical solutions, but …

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What would happen if two people out in space a few meters apart, abandoned by their spacecraft, decided to wait until gravity pulled them together? My initial thought was that …

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A while ago I wrote this little package called pyndamics which was a thin wrapper around the scipy odeint function. Since then I migrated it using nbdev to experiment with …

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In this episode, David (the Graceful Atheist and I explore how Bayes theorem can structure our thinking. We bounce ideas off each other, talk about injecting information into arguments, and …

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A physics problem from a practice AP test came to my attention, when my daughter was in AP physics this past spring. I went over her solutions when she did …

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In my discussion with Jonathan McLatchie on the Still Unbelievable podcast, I said that there hasn’t been a verified miracle claim even since Hume’s essay on miracles. Here I look into the papers he references in response.

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