What's all this about Bayesian Probability and stuff?!

A lot of us enjoy reading the Less Wrong Sequences:

http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences

...but there's a lot there that might seem confusing. Do we really try to live our lives according to a mathematical formula? Do we really hate frequentist statistics? Who are these mysterious organizations with their logos at the top of the page? What's the deal with the Harry Potter and My Little Pony stuff? How much of that math and science and philosophy is relevant to our daily lives?

This meetup is a chance to try and clear up some of these confusions.

It's also a chance for each of us to explain: what does rationality mean to you? What do you imagine a rational person as being like?

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  • Steve D.

    Great fun, as always!

    Sindi - Apologies for walking off without saying bye!

    February 21, 2013

  • Sindi

    Really well organized. Thanks!

    February 20, 2013

  • Andy T.

    We didn't actually discuss much of that, but we had a good talk

    February 20, 2013

  • Giles

    Thanks Alex - will bear that in mind for next time.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Alex

    an interesting topic and a good day, but too late in the day for a guy with kids to put to bed...it would be nice to mix it up a bit and make the some of the meetings earlier (e.g. 6pm), to accommodate a wider range of members. Think bell curve.

    February 14, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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