# Search results for ‘random chance’

## What That Spurious Correlation Website Tells Us About Statistics

Many (thanks!) readers sent links to Tyler Vigen’s Spurious Correlations, whose motto is “Discover a new correlation – an interesting spurious correlation each day!” My favorite is tying the yearly number of […]

## Quantum Mechanics & Free Will: Guest Post by Bob Kurland

This post originally appeared in longer form at Bob’s place. There’s a lot of meat here; I recommend biting it off in small chunks. “Of course I believe in free will. I […]

## Scientists Claim Homosexual Men Have Different Faces

In the journal that brought you “Is a Woman’s Preference for Chest Hair in Men Influenced by Parasite Threat?”1, “Accurate Identification of a Preference for Insertive Versus Receptive Intercourse from Static Facial […]

## Never Say “Caused By Chance”

One of the services of this blog is grammatical guidance. In that spirit, here are phrases which should be forbidden, and will be once I am in charge (all highlights mine): “If […]

## Was The UEFA Champions League Draw Rigged?—Bayesian Analysis by Henk Tijms

Henk Tijms, emeritus professor at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, is author of Understanding Probability (excerpt; Amazon at this writing has it for only \$31.29, a steal for textbooks). Football (“soccer”) is […]

## Bayes Always Works: An Answer To Senn; Part V

Read Part IV. We’re almost done. Only one more after this. There are examples without number of the proper use of Bayes’s Theorem: the probability you have cancer given a positive test […]

## Subjective Versus Objective Bayes (Versus Frequentism): Part II

Read Part I. What is the probability that “The Detroit Tigers win today’s game” (which has not yet been played)? The truth of the proposition (in quotes) is not known and is […]

## Abortion Safety: Doctors V. Nurses & Physician Assistants & Midwives—Part II

Update 4 Too late. 10 October 2013. Update 4 Moved this to top because the bill allowing non-doctors to perform abortions is on Gov. Brown’s desk. He’ll likely sign, but those who […]