New evidence is presented that Richard Price gave Thomas Bayes’s famous essay a very different title from the commonly reported one. It is argued that this implies Price almost surely and Bayes not improbably embarked upon this work seeking a defensive tool to combat David Hume on an issue in theology.
"The True Title of Bayes’s Essay." Statist. Sci. 28 (3) 283 - 288, August 2013. https://doi.org/10.1214/13-STS438