So.

Farewell then

Dennis Lindley.

You held the

Hard line on

Bayesianism

When others

Had doubts.

And you share

The name of a famous

Paradox.

What is your subjective

Prior now?

We can only

Infer.

R. A. Thribb (17 1/2)

P.S.

So.

Farewell then

Dennis Lindley.

You held the

Hard line on

Bayesianism

When others

Had doubts.

And you share

The name of a famous

Paradox.

What is your subjective

Prior now?

We can only

Infer.

R. A. Thribb (17 1/2)

P.S.

I wonder how large is the intersection of the two sets, “Bayesian statisticians” and “readers of Private Eye.”

Plenty British Bayesians out there, so lots of overlap.

Why not E.J. Thribb, by the way? And was Private Eye left-wing enough for DL?

“R. A.” as a reference to Fisher. I recall that “Thribb” would sometimes vary the name he used to sign the obits.

I like Thribb’s poem. Dennis Lindley was one of the greats of 20th century statistical inference. He is also the namer of “Cromwell’s Principle”, which is mentioned in “Epitaph for a Bayesian”: http://www.senns.demon.co.uk/wpoetry.html#Epitaph

Stephen:

Always good to get an endorsement from Guernsey McPearson. I’ll be sure to pass it on to Thribb.