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Sectional Committee: Mathematics

Not recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Refers to work of Harold Jeffreys. The differing sides of the argument are no longer advancing anything new. It may be time to take steps 'to apply the closure to this controversy'. Recommends the paper be declined, thinks the recent acceptance of another paper by the same author 'may soften the blow'.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London' A, 1934]

Endorsed on verso as received 25 January 1934.

Reference number
RR/48/94
Earliest possible date
January 1934
Physical description
Standardised form (type D)
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Probability likelihood and quantity of information in the logic of uncertain inference' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher, January 1934, RR/48/94, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_48_94/referees-report-by-edmund-taylor-whittaker-on-a-paper-probability-likelihood-and-quantity-of-information-in-the-logic-of-uncertain-inference-by-ronald-aylmer-fisher, accessed on 21 April 2024

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