Bayesian Statistics and what Nate Silver Gets Wrong

… It is perfectly reasonable for [Nate] Silver to prefer the Bayesian approach—the field has remained split for nearly a century, with each side having its own arguments, innovations, and work-arounds—but the case for preferring Bayes to Fisher is far weaker than Silver lets on, and there is no reason whatsoever to think that a Bayesian approach is a “think differently” revolution. [cont.]

Gary Marcus & Ernest Davis, NYU (The New Yorker)