Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: analysis

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Surprise Maps: Showing the Unexpected – Medium

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In 1977, Jerry Ehman — an astronomer working with the SETI project to seek out alien life — came across an interesting radio signal, one needle in the haystack of all of the electromagnetic signals…

Testing hypotheses suggested by the data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hypotheses suggested by the data, if tested using the data set that suggested them, are likely to be accepted even when they are not true. This is because circular reasoning (double dipping) would be involved: something seems true in the limited data set, therefore we hypothesize that it is true in general, therefore we (wrongly) test it on the same limited data set, which seems to confirm that it is true.