Paradoxes in Scientific Inference

Mark Chang

October 15, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 291 Pages - 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466509863 - CAT# K14744


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  • Presents large collections of paradoxes in the sciences and statistics
  • Provides broad and interesting applications of paradoxes
  • Offers a new, effective way of learning scientific inference
  • Analyzes controversies in statistical measures of scientific evidence
  • Discusses principles and the conceptual unification of statistical paradigms
  • Develops new architectures for creating artificial intelligent agents
  • Includes a quick study guide and exercises in each chapter


Paradoxes are poems of science and philosophy that collectively allow us to address broad multidisciplinary issues within a microcosm. A true paradox is a source of creativity and a concise expression that delivers a profound idea and provokes a wild and endless imagination. The study of paradoxes leads to ultimate clarity and, at the same time, indisputably challenges your mind.

Paradoxes in Scientific Inference analyzes paradoxes from many different perspectives: statistics, mathematics, philosophy, science, artificial intelligence, and more. The book elaborates on findings and reaches new and exciting conclusions. It challenges your knowledge, intuition, and conventional wisdom, compelling you to adjust your way of thinking. Ultimately, you will learn effective scientific inference through studying the paradoxes.