# Bayes's Theorem is more powerful than Jesus

Richard Carrier puts forward a fantastic approach to verifying history in his latest book :

Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

*“… historian Richard C. Carrier proposes Bayes’s theorem as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. He demonstrates that valid historical methodsβnot only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical studyβcan be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes’s theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to Bayes’s theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.”*

And in case you’re wondering, yes it’s Bayes’s Theorem and not Bayes’ Theorem.