March 30, 2012

Pearl of Great Prize

From the all-too-small Department of Unambiguously Good Things Happening to People Who Thoroughly Deserve Them, Judea Pearl has won the Turing Prize for 2011. As a long-time admirer*, I could not be more pleased, and would like to take this opportunity to recommend his "Causal Inference in Statistics" again.

*: I realize this edges into "I liked Feynman before he joined the Manhattan Project; the Williamsburg Project was edgier" territory, but I have very vivid memories of reading Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems in the winter months of early 1999, and being correspondingly excited to hear that the first edition of Causality was coming out...

Enigmas of Chance; Constant Conjunction Necessary Connexion

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Three-Toed Sloth