I heard from a colleague that there exists a Sefer where the conclusions of Chazal on the status of certain Sefeikos can be represented in the form of probability models1.

Could anyone verify if this is certain?

1 The first topic discussed in the Shev Shamaitsa is on the topic of Sefeikos and its details. That being said I am additonally interested in seeing if mathematical models can be created based on what is written by the Rishonim and Achromim on Sefeikos there.

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    It seems strange because in sfekot chazaka is not really a statistical principle, Kavua also is statistically similar to rov but follows an other rule. There is mathematics in kinim, in 5th perek of ktubot an Israeli mathematician wrote a mathematical model for a shvere mishna
    – kouty
    Nov 7, 2016 at 5:14
  • This mathematician was premium Nobel of economy
    – kouty
    Nov 7, 2016 at 5:22
  • Recommend you contact Professor Moshe Koppel at Bar-Ilan University. He would know.
    – Shalom
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:08
  • @kouty judaism.stackexchange.com/a/75657/8775.
    – mevaqesh
    Nov 7, 2016 at 15:47
  • What sort of mathematical models are you thinking of? Given the probability of each option occurring, does the psak follow the one that’s more likely?
    – DonielF
    Jan 20, 2019 at 4:07


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