Birch, Jonathan (2018) On crabs and statistics. Animal Sentience 16(23)
Jonathan Birch, Animal sentience and the precautionary principle
I respond to commentaries by Elwood and Seth & Dienes and to a recent critique by Diggles, discussing the link between avoidance learning and sentience, the relevance of the clash between frequentist and Bayesian statistics, the risks to decapod welfare in aquaculture, and the broader concerns one may have about a “precautionary” approach to protecting invertebrates.
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