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Putting Expectations In Order, Alan Richard Baker Dec 2007

Putting Expectations In Order, Alan Richard Baker

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In their paper, “Vexing Expectations,” Nover and Hájek (2004) present an allegedly paradoxical betting scenario which they call the Pasadena Game (PG). They argue that the silence of standard decision theory concerning the value of playing PG poses a serious problem. This paper provides a threefold response. First, I argue that the real problem is not that decision theory is “silent” concerning PG, but that it delivers multiple conflicting verdicts. Second, I offer a diagnosis of the problem based on the insight that standard decision theory is, rightly, sensitive to order. Third, I describe a new betting scenario—the Alternating ...


Há Alternativas Ao Uso Dos Transgênicos?, Hugh Lacey Jul 2007

Há Alternativas Ao Uso Dos Transgênicos?, Hugh Lacey

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Whether or not there are alternatives to using transgenics, that would be able to satisfy the world's food and nutrition needs, remains open to further scientific investigation. The necessity for using transgenics is not currently well based on available scientific knowledge, in part because the achievements and potential of agroecology have received insufficient scientific attention.
A existência ou não de alternativa ao uso de transgênicos capaz de satisfazer a demanda mundial por alimento e nutrientes é uma questão que permanece aberta à investigação científica. A importância dos transgênicos ainda não está bem fundamentada no conhecimento científico disponível, em parte ...


On The Aims And Responsibilities Of Science, Hugh Lacey Jun 2007

On The Aims And Responsibilities Of Science, Hugh Lacey

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