The Search for Certainty: a book review
As I have spent some time reading Krzysztof Burdzy’s The Search for Certainty over the past weeks and putting my thoughts together into a structured (?) review, I have written a full book review that I have submitted to Bayesian Analysis. And arXived as well. Hopefully, we can start a written discussion in the journal with diverging (?) opinions about the book. Starting with a debate about the probability and therefore the nature of the event represented on the front picture!
I gave Andrew Gelman the book yesterday night (on a sidewalk by the Luxembourg gardens) and he managed to produce a review within a few hours, concluding that the book is harmless and does little mischief in terms in statistical practice (a point I cannot but agree with).