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Laplace Calling

Laplace calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared and battle come down
Laplace calling to the underworld
Come out of the sample, you boys and girls
Laplace calling, now don’t look to us
Phony Bayesmania has bitten the dust
Laplace calling, see we ain’t got no swing
Except for the ring of that probability thing

The asymptote is coming, inference a farce
Meltdown expected, the data’s growin’ sparse
Stan stops running, but I have no fear
‘Cause Laplace is drowning, and I, I live by the prior

Laplace calling to the replication zone
Forget it, brother, you can go it alone
Laplace calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding out and draw another breath
Laplace calling and I don’t want to shout
But when we were talking I saw you nodding out
Laplace calling, see we ain’t got no high
Except for that one with the yellowy eye

The asymptote’s coming, inference a farce
Stan stops running, the data’s growin’ sparse
A parallel era, but I have no fear
‘Cause Laplace is drowning, and I, I live by the prior

The asymptote is coming, inference a farce
Stan stops running, the data’s growin’ sparse
A parallel era, but I have no fear
‘Cause Laplace is drowning, and I, I live by the prior

Now get this

Laplace calling, yes, I was there, too
And you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
Laplace calling, two hundred years hence
And after all this, won’t you have confidence?

I never felt so much exchangeable

(Apologies to you know who.)

Tomorrow’s post: Challenge of A/B testing in the presence of network and spillover effects

15 Comments

  1. Aaron Pallas says:

    You live in a Stan down by the prior.

  2. Jonathan says:

    And here I thought this might be an announcement about maximum marginal likelihood. Alas.

  3. jim says:

    + 3.755832584587 (actual survey results)

  4. A different take?

    Laplace calling to obsolete stats
    Now war is declared and battle come down

    Laplace calling to the under-educated
    Come out of the gullibility, you boys and girls

    Laplace calling, now don’t look to the naive
    Phony Bayesmania has bitten the dust

    Laplace calling, see we ain’t got no assurance
    Except for the ring of that probability thing

    A getting less wrong era, but I have no fear
    ‘Cause Laplace is drowning, and I, I live by the prior

  5. Who write the verses in the main post? Andrew? Very good.

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