I made a mistake when I wrote about wishcasting in the McCain-Obama presidential election. I’d like to thank Patrick Hadley for keeping up his criticisms which led to me to see more […]
Wishcasting the McCain-Obama presidential election
Update: 2 March 2009. I am withdrawing this post, in the sense that I no longer think it is strictly accurate. See this post to see why. But I want to leave […]
What appeal to authority means and what it doesn’t
This article is meant to be the first is a small series of demonstrations of how not and how to argue for or against climate activism. The level of argumentation on the […]
Help finding paper.
Two days ago a report appeared in various places announcing the results of a new paper tying malaria to “global warming.” I’d like to find the paper but I haven’t the time. […]
We made Joker!
UPDATE: apologies to those who tried to comment from 1 am to 5 am EST Wednesday. My hosting service was doing maintenance and comments were locked out. All is well now. UPDATE […]
Count ’em: The White House should not control the Census
Judd Gregg rann for the door yesterday to escape from being installed as Commerce secretary in Obama’s administration. Part of why he got the willies was that he did not like Obama’s […]
Theory confirmation and disconfirmation
Time for an incomplete mini-lesson on theory confirmation and disconfirmation. Suppose you have a theory, or model, about how some thing works. That thing might be global warming, stock market prices, stimulating […]
Evidence the world isn’t completely going to hell
It isn’t all bad out there. There’s even grounds that the corporate sense of humor has returned, given that I saw Borders stack Anna Quindlen in its “Literature” section. More importantly we […]