Intelligent design and probability reasoning

@article{Sober2002IntelligentDA,
  title={Intelligent design and probability reasoning},
  author={Elliott Sober},
  journal={International Journal for Philosophy of Religion},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={65-80}
}
  • E. Sober
  • Published 2002
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
This paper defends two theses about probabilistic reasoning. First, although modus ponens has a probabilistic analog, modus tollens does not – the fact that a hypothesis says that an observation is very improbable does not entail that the hypothesis is improbable. Second, the evidence relation is essentially comparative; with respect to hypotheses that confer probabilities on observation statements but do not entail them, an observation O may favor one hypothesis H1 over another hypothesis H2… Expand

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