Pierre-Simon Laplace Quote

The theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus. It makes one estimate accurately what right-minded people feel by a sort of instinct, often without being able to give a reason for it.


Philosophical Essay on Probabilities (1814), 5th edition (1825), trans. Andrew I. Dale (1995)

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The theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus. It makes one estimate accurately what right-minded people feel by a ...

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