Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This blog has moved!

To wordpress. URL, for now, anyway is www.themerelyreal.wordpress.com. The current name, mostly a joke but not totally, is Campus Crusade for Bayes. That's an inside joke from my Secular Alliance, but you can probably figure it out. Bayes is important to me, and so is rationality, which is why the name is taken from this Less Wrong post: http://lesswrong.com/lw/or/joy_in_the_merely_real/. If you don't know less wrong, I'd check it out. The summary of this post is that the 'merely' real is both all there is and not mere at all. If we accept the second, we can accept the first without worrying that we are missing out. Which is important, if we want to be happy in this amazing universe we're in. Reality is a thing to be treasured.

The name might change, to Strange Matter or The Merely Real. It's not clear yet, but I'll update if there are any changes. The links will probably be screwy for a while, but I'm sure it will all work out.

Thanks for following me to this point, and please join me over at Campus Crusade for Bayes!


  1. Campus Crusade for Bayes. Have been thinking about how Bayes provides a lens when two people think two different things about a situation. They have different priors. They may see the same data, but one believes it to support the hypothesis, the other is more sceptical--based on their priors.

    1. Sure, but the thing about Bayes Theorem is that no matter what priors you start with, if you have enough evidence, you'll converge on the same opinion. The difficulty lies when you have relatively little evidence.