We were excited... until she told us what the angel actually told her. He told her that Joseph Smith had written the BOM so he could deceive people, and sleep with lots of women. (She claimed to have no prior knowledge of Joseph Smith's polygamy before the angel told her about it).
But I think I will digress a tad more....
Let's say I am a frequintist, and I flip a coin once... I get heads. Now I compute p-values. I get infinite confidence that this is a double sided Heads coin. YAY, so I can stop sampling now because my confidence is infinite!!!! Done.... (and no wonder my results are bad!)
Now let's say I am a Bayesian. I put a uniform Beta over the probability of heads for my prior, and then I flip it once. I get heads. Sweet, Now I have a Beta with alpha=2 and beta=1 for my posterior. Sweet. Report that, and no one is confused. They know for sure that all I proved is that the probability that it is a double tailed coin is now 0. And I also happen to have showed that it's pretty unlikely that the probability of Heads is extremely low, say.... around .00000001 or so. That's now pretty unlikely. Excellent. Cuz... well... that's what I did... and about all I did. And now my posterior accurately demonstrates that fact.
If you follow this methodology you can do exactly what can be done from low sample statistics, and no more. Solves oh so many of our problems.
after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day,
for the second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
"To our most bitter opponents we say: 'We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We shall meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will, and we shall continue to love you. We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws, but noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. Throw us in jail, and we shall still love you. Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our community at the midnight hour and beat us and leave us half dead, and we shall still love you. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory'" (Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Strength to Love").
This is my song, O God of all the nations,
a song of peace for lands afar and mine;
this is my home, the country where my heart is;
here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine:
but other hearts in other lands are beating
with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine;
but other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
and skies are everywhere as blue as mine:
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
a song of peace for their land and for mine.
This is my song, O God of all the nations,
a prayer that peace transcends in every place;
and yet I pray for my beloved country --
the reassurance of continued grace:
Lord, help us find our one-ness in the Savior,
in spite of differences of age and race.
May truth and freedom come to every nation;
may peace abound where strife has raged so long;
that each may seek to love and build together,
a world united, righting every wrong;
a world united in its love for freedom,
proclaiming peace together in one song.
- Brigham Young UniversityComputer ScienceBS, with minor in Ancient Near Eastern History, and served on the Ballroom Dance Team. followed by MS and PhD.
- Woods Cross High School
I attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation. I am culturally Mormon. And in belief I am a theist leaning possibilian transhumanist.
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