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The Theory That Would Not Die by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.. The process of rethinking the obvious has become not so obvious these days. When the evidence changes, do you have what it takes to revisit reality? Fascinating study.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"An intellectual romp touching on, among other topics, military ingenuity, the origins of modern epidemiology, and the theological foundation of modern mathematics."

The Boston Globe

"We now know how to think rationally about our uncertain world. This book describes in vivid prose, accessible to the lay person, the development of Bayes' rule over more than two hundred years from an idea to its widespread acceptance in practice."

Dennis Lindley, University College London

Author bio: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of critically-acclaimed books about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She is interested in exploring the cutting-edge connection between social issues and scientific progress--and in making the science clear, interesting and accurate for non-specialists. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Bertsch-McGrayne/e/B001IOBN0S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Book Details: Science/Technology; (320 pp. Recalculative: Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://yalepress.yale.edu/reviews.asp?isbn=9780300169690

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