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an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

Grave of the reverend Thomas Bayes

Mon Apr 13, 2009

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I visited bunhill fields at the weekend. It's a non conformist
graveyard just off of moorgate in London. Over the course of it's
active life over 120,000 people were buried there, in a space a little
under four acres. Notable residents include Daniel Defoe and William
Blake, but the occupant I was most intrigued to see was Thomas Bayes,
the founder of Bayseian statistics. The large tomb contains
thebesmains of many members of the Bayes family. It reminded me of a
time when I passsed by the grave of Stokes on a graveyard in
Edinburgh, also old and greened and sentinalled by ancient trees. So
many great minds have fed the soil of this little island.
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