Category Archives: Likelihood

Falsification, Likelihood, and Intelligent Design Creationism

How did intelligent design creationism become the null hypothesis?
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Sometimes, Phylogenetic Analysis Takes a Really Long Time

This analysis is never going to end (stupid GTR models).
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A Question About Genetically Tracing One’s Ancestry

Over at Pandagon, Pam’s aunt had her ancestry traced using mitochondrial DNA (‘mtDNA’). How is it even possible to conclude that one is ‘percent-anything’ based on a mtDNA haplotype?
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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).
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