Can you Prove Jesus with Bayes Theorem?

Jesus and Bayes Theorem

Can you take a statistical tool such as Bayes Theorem and calculate meaningful answers to religious questions such as “Is there a God?“, “Did Jesus exist?“, or “Did Jesus rise from the dead?“. It has been tried, people really will deploy this approach. When challenged they often exclaim “You can’t argue with the maths, it … Read more

Top 3 Weekly Weird Religious News Items

In a media context, summer is the UK is often referred to as the silly season, a time when frivolous news stories emerge. Other terms include “slow news season” or “dog days of summer”. Its understandable because people are on vacation and parliaments are in recess, hence the activities that generate a lot of media content … Read more

Abusing Bayes theorem

Bates theorem is named after the Rev. Thomas Bayes (1701–1761), who first formulated it. It is essentially a statistical tool that allows you to work out the probability of something. The Cancer Illustration Let’s quickly illustrate how it works. If you wanted to work out the probability that somebody has cancer and you knew how old they were then you could … Read more