MiniProject2_Instructions_and_Rubric

MiniProject2_Instructions_and_Rubric - MATH 201...

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MATH 201 M INI -P ROJECT 2: P ROBABILITY AND P ROPHECY When we do a hypothesis test, we need to make an assumption in order to perform the test. We assume that the hypothesis we are testing (the null hypothesis) is true. This assumption allows us to calculate the probability of the results of our test. We then use that probability to decide whether or not we will accept the hypothesis and the claim associated with the hypothesis. The more likely the results, the more readily we accept the hypothesis. This kind of analysis can be used to evaluate any idea for which we have enough facts or data. How about the idea that Jesus is the Son of God? Josh McDowell takes a similar kind of approach to answering this question in his book, “Evidence That Demands A Verdict” (Campus Crusade for Christ, 1972). In this book, Josh McDowell collects a variety of information that attests to the validity of the Bible and to Jesus’ claims to being the Son of God. The book includes the results of a large amount of research. It makes for some interesting reading. In the section about messianic prophecy, he quotes the probabilistic analysis of Peter Stoner in “Science Speaks” (Moody Press,
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course MATH 201 taught by Professor R during the Fall '11 term at Lee.

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