My Take by Alex Lo
What a maths formula says about highly polarised societies
- A branch of statistics teaches us how to update our beliefs to strengthen or weaken our probabilistic confidence in their being true or not, but if you are fully committed to a belief, no new evidence will ever change your mind
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.