There’s something of a controversy whether photographer Roger Fenton placed cannon balls in a road and then took pictures of them. He also took a picture of the same road cleared of […]
Roger Kimball, in his blog, has an entry on the actor Will Smith’s “Reprogramming Hitler” comments. The subject is benevolence. It is well worth reading. A quote: “The Australian philosopher David Stove […]
Many, even most, studies that contain a statistical component use frequentist, also called classical, techniques. The gist of those methods is this: data is collected, a probability model for that data is […]
Merry Federally Recognized Holiday of December 25 That, in Order Not to Offend, Shall Remain Nameless
Or just plain Merry Christmas!
As is well known by now, a passel of climatologists in the 1970s, including such personalities as Stephen “It’s OK to Exaggerate To Get People To Believe” Schneider, tried to get the […]
One of the premises frequently used for the argument that “all cultures are equal” (multiculturalism), or for the argument that you should not be judgmental, is relativism, which is the idea that […]
Yes. Congress recently passed an increase in fuel efficiency standards for cars, from 25 MPG to 35 MPG, a 40% jump. So you would expect that, when this law goes into force, […]