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Probability theory the logic of science volume i principles and elementary applications chapter 1 plausible reasoning 1 deductive and plausible reasoning 1 analogies with physical theories 3 the thinking computer 4 introducing the robot 5 boolean algebra 6 adequate sets of operations 9 the basic desiderata 12 comments 15. Probability theory the logic of science is for both statisticians and scientists more than just recommended reading it should be prescribed mathematical reviews the rewards of reading probability theory can be immense physics today ralph baierlein this is not an ordinary text. Probability theory the logic of science book on probability theory i struggled with this for some time because there is no doubt in my mind that jaynes wanted this book finished unfortunately most of the later chapters jaynes intended volume 2 on applications were either missing or incomplete and some. Probability theory the logic of science reviewed by william g faris january 2006 notices of the ams 33 probability theory the logic of science e t jaynes edited by g larry bretthorst cambridge university press cambridge 2004 7000 xxix 727 pages isbn 0 521 59271 2 bayess theorem bayess theorem is elementary. The logic of science in the title does not deal with history laden aspects scu as the emergence and replacement of paradigms but rather what logic one adopts in natural systems where a large statistical noise contribution is present in such systems the logic of interpreting experimental outcomes and what constitutes a valid theory is far from easy and straightforward