SV: [ANE-2] Re: Important New Book
- Dear Frank
It is what the Albright school used to call historical probability!
Thomas L. Thompson
University of Copenhagen
Fra: ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org på vegne af Frank Polak
Sendt: on 07-01-2009 10:28
Emne: Re: [ANE-2] Re: Important New Book
Five equations with ten unknowns,
what is the meaning of any 'solution' in such context?
Maximal Best for 2009,
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- Dear Thomas,
That is clear to me, but it is the same with other approaches. In a
sense, though, Albright was
right, since 'probability' never is more than possibility, which
always splits up as either Yes or No,
and thus is the logical equivalent of 'I don't have an answer'. In
that sense Albright was right
(and everyone else as well). 'Probability' means 'I don't have an
answer, but would like to prefer...'.
As long as we remember that simple rule not much can go wrong. It
means, however, that we have to
refrain from doctrinal statements.
On Jan 7, 2009, at 10:51 AM, Thomas L. Thompson wrote:
> Dear Frank
> It is what the Albright school used to call historical probability!
> Thomas L. Thompson
> University of Copenhagen