Codebreaker – A new film about the life of Alan Turing

CODEBREAKER tells the story of one of the most important people of the 20th century.  Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives.  Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his legacy.  In 1954, Turing committed suicide at age 41 after being forced to undergo hormone therapy to “fix” his sexual orientation.  He  left behind a lasting legacy and lingering questions about what else he might have accomplished if society had embraced his unique genius instead of rejecting it.  100 years after his birth, an international production team takes viewers on a journey to rediscover the man and the mystery.

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Bayes’s Theorem is more powerful than Jesus

Richard Carrier puts forward a fantastic approach to verifying history in his latest book :

Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

“… historian Richard C. Carrier proposes Bayes’s theorem as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. He demonstrates that valid historical methods—not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study—can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes’s theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to Bayes’s theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.”

And in case you’re wondering, yes it’s Bayes’s Theorem and not Bayes’ Theorem.