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Bletchley Park & Computing. Jack Good Typed letter signed to fellow Virginia Tech Professor Bruce Wallace. Together with 6 mechanically reproduced 5 introductions in a few versions of ?(Neo) * Darwinism? 4 of which are signed presentation copies, the o
Jack Good. UNBOUND. IEEE Computer Pioneer Award winner 1998 "For significant contributions to the field of computing as a Cryptologist and statistician during World War II at Bletchley Park, as an early worker and developer of the Colossus at Bletchley Park and on the University of Manchester Mark I, the world's first stored program computer" Jack Good was played by James Northcote in the 2014 film The Imitation Game. He worked with Alan Turning. ?Irving John Good was a British mathematician who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing. After World War II, Good continued to work with Turing on the design of computers and Bayesian statistics at the University of Manchester. ? Wikipedia He writes in the letter to Bruce Wallace: Many thanks for the two additional papers (by Pilgrim and Max Black). When I have time I'd like to reply to both these papers so I wonder if you can tell me where Max Black's paper appeared..... Among Pilgrim's Progression of errors, perhaps the worst is the assumption that Fisher would interpret a product of tail-area probabilities P1, P2, ?, Pn as itself a tail-area probability. Fisher found the distribution of the product P1, P2 ? Pn in Statistical Methods for Research Workers, index entry ?Combination of tests of significance?. Another of Pilgrim's futile arguments is related to the measurement of surprise. I've just written a survey article on this subject (with some new material) for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Statistical Science. ?. I'll have to send Max Black some of my papers, including a survey paper on dynamic probability** although I'd prefer it if he'd read my book Good Thinking! He seems to be unaware of the . Nor that only a half-truth can be said in a nutshell* ?.There might be no point in trying to argue with Max Black, because, if he is not much concerned with consistency, he might now have completely new views, for example, he might no hold views like mine already.? . Very Good. 1984.
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