Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (edit 10)

I'm continuing to work on editing Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection.

This week, I switched around the order between considering James's and Paul's testimony, by placing Paul's stronger testimony first. That way, there's no doubt that this testimony carries the odds over to the side of being probable.

Things are still edited down to "Conclusion: there is in fact far more than enough evidence to overcome the prior. (part 4)"


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Why we should interpret the Bible in light of science
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Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (edit 9)

I'm continuing to work on editing Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection.

This week, I edited down to the section starting "Conclusion: there is in fact far more than enough evidence to overcome the prior. (part 4)"


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Christians, read your Bibles
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Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (edit 7)

I'm continuing to work on editing Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection.

This week, I made some "style guide" type changes to the body of the text: "Bayes' theorem", "Bayes' rule", and "Bayes factor". Incidentally, I prefer "Jesus's" to "Jesus'" in indicating the possessive case for Jesus, because I think it agrees better with how people actually speak, except in certain formulaic phrases: "in Jesus' name", "Jesus' disciples", etc. Apparently there's actually a specific rule about this for "Biblical or classical proper names".

There's also some minor edits starting in  the "Double checking the Bayes' factor: Lottery winner" section, but I didn't get very far.


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Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection (edit 6)

I'm continuing to work on editing Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection.

This week, I continued editing, down to the beginning of "Double checking the Bayes' factor: Lottery winner" section, smoothing over the transitions from switching parts 1 and 2 around.


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How is "light" used in the Bible, particularly in the creation story?
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