Re: [XTalk] Grondin Re: Proof
- In a message dated 9/2/2002 2:04:01 PM Central Daylight Time,
> The missing piece in this definition is that we know that carelessness isIn the case of our sources, many factors of bias were not even unconscious.
> not really random, but can be driven by subconscious processes that have
> distinct preferences.
> In other words, true random selection (in the statistician's sense)
> requires a great deal of care to eliminate sources of bias, whereas
> haphazard selection involves no care at all, and thereby opens the door to
> unconscious factors of bias.
> Does this help?
Long after these texts were produced, conscious efforts were made to preserve
some, to neglect some, and even to destroy others. The texts that survived
to make our present-day "universe" do not necessarily represent the universe
of, say, AD 150. To the degree that intentionality played a great role in
this sort of "artificial selection," I wonder how accurate a term "haphazard"
Of course, genuinely haphazard events played their role as well. I don't
wish to downplay the importance of that.
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- I know this is off topic, however, during the past few days I noticed the
discussion going on about the use of copyrighhted material. Anyway, my
question is this, how do I properly cite a web page I used information from
in an academic paper. I am a student and an interested historical Jesus
individual. I realize this is off topic so please send reply to me off the
Thomas G. Barnes