Thomas's Reviews > The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy

The Theory That Would Not Die by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
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Oct 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: pop-sci
Read from January 21 to February 24, 2012

I'm on page 9 and I've already been insulted twice.

I'm paraphrasing here:

In 1731 he wrote a pamphlet, a kind of blog...

He then did a thought experiment, a 18th century version of a computer simulation

How dumb an audience is the author aiming for?

I'm still reading because I think the subject is interesting, but if the writing style keeps up like this this book will end up in my not-finished shelf

It got much better after the first chapter. The stories were at the perfect level for someone with an ok math background. I'm going to look for technical works to see if I can actually use this for any of my applications.

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