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Comment by thasvaddef on Dark Arts of Rationality · 2014-01-22T10:58:59.492Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

What does it look like?

Comment by thasvaddef on 2012 Survey Results · 2013-01-09T15:23:43.968Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If you choose maths as one of your A-levels, there's a good chance you will cover stats 1 which includes the formula for Bayes' Theorem and how to apply it to calculate medical test false positives/false negatives (and equivalent problems). However it isn't named and the significance to science/rationality is not explained, so it's just seen as "one more formula to learn".