Bayes' theorem

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theorem

(the'o-rem) [Gr. theorema, principle arrived at by speculation]
A proposition that can be proved by use of logic, or by argument, from information previously accepted as being valid.

Bayes' theorem

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Bayes Rule is based on the following calculation: There are three out of four chances that urn A
One is not referred to as a Bayesian because one applies Bayes Rule to the type of situation that Thomas Bayes analyzed.
In other words, when I ask myself deep philosophical questions such as Descartes asked--or, in principle, when I ask questions of a more immediate practical sort--I answer (more or less) in terms of Bayes Rule. I conclude, therefore, that whatever else I am, "I am a Bayesian."