Richard Price, Bayes' theorem, and God

  • Author: Martyn Hooper
  • Published: Feb 15, 2013 - From issue: Volume 10 Issue 1 (February 2013)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2013.00638.x

Bayes' theorem is 250 years old this year. But did the Rev. Thomas Bayes actually devise it?Martyn Hooper presents the case for the extraordinary Richard Price, friend of US presidents, mentor, pamphleteer, economist, and above all preacher. And did Price develop Bayes' theorem in order to prove the existence of God?

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