This is a great article on the distinctions between Bayesian and frequentist statistics. The article describes the “rippling” effects of Bayesian methods in physics, biomedical, and ecological discoveries. Most notably, the lifesaving effect in landing coordinates of lost persons in the Atlantic ocean using a Monte Carlo-style simulator. For those who have not read the fascinating story of John Aldridge the lobster fisherman who was lost at sea, you can find it at the following link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/magazine/a-speck-in-the-sea.html?_r=1

This lifesaving Bayesian effect of finding coordinates for Malaysian Flight (MH370) did not seem to work, as the mystery remains…