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Pierre-Simon de Laplace and the inverse probability. (Czech) Zbl 1055.01011

The author recalls important moments from Laplace’s life and explains his approach to the notion of inverse probability. It is illustrated by Laplace’s calculations showing that it is almost sure that the probability for boys to be born is higher than for girls.

MSC:

01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
60-03 History of probability theory

Biographic References:

Laplace, Pierre-Simon de
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