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    • I wonder sometimes if having a more mathematical background would help judges.

      Pro: Understanding the idea of averging “certainty” according to a weighting function (i.e. memory before police suggestion should be weighted more than memory after) would help with such reliability judgments.

      Con: Despite constantly discussing terms that seem to be refering to probability (e.g. probable cause, reasonable doubt), lawyers, judges, and indeed legislators are never filtered by numerical literacy (at a level relevant to these issues), so honestly it’ll be a long time before it becomes remotely plausible to have that kind of conversation in court.

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