Weighing the Evidence

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Science  26 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5701, pp. 1478
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105395

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The Nature of Scientific Evidence Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations. Mark L. Taper and Subhash R. Lele, Eds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004. 585 pp. $85, £59.50. ISBN 0-226-78955-1. Paper, $30, £21. ISBN 0-226-78957-8.

The contributors--ecologists, statisticians, and philosophers--explore the relations among hypotheses, models, data, and inference in science.