Saturday, November 20, 2004

Probability, the Law of Evidence, and History

Legal scholars of the law of evidence need not have inferiority complexes:
The law of evidence is the central thread in the history of probability. (James Franklin, The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal 1 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)).

But, of course, legal scholars are not renowned for their modesty, yes?