# Category: Statistics

The general theory, methods, and philosophy of the Science of Guessing What Is.

## “Hand me that ice pack, stat! He has global warming sickness!“, Or, The ED and the Coming Heat Wave

Warning: I don’t write the headlines of stories that link here. First, I checked. Nobody uses “stat” in emergency rooms anymore. A chief told me that he couldn’t remember the last time […]

## Poem Code Challenge Hint

In the last post, reader George suggested a challenge to see whether or not short poem codes would be easy to “break”; that is, decrypt without access to the original poem I […]

## You were right, Ted Kennedy

One day in 1973, in his squeaky, pickled-vocal-chords baritone Ted Kennedy filled the Senate chamber with these words: “Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there […]

## DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS: III of III

Part I Part II PDF DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS: I of III Part III of III The climb was steep at times, but I managed to haul my carcass to the top. The […]

## DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS: II of III

Part I Part III PDF DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS: Part II of III Now before you accuse me of anything, I like ballet. Not to watch it, that’s as dull as listening to […]

## DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS: I of III

In celebration of my having work, I present something that requires no thinking (on my part).   Part II Part III PDF DANCES WITHOUT FEATHERS Part I of III Kick…two, three, four…twist…six, […]

## At ASA/ISM Joint Statistical Meetings

Link. Watch this space for stories. (Updates to comments on other posts will be slow.) Update: Tuesday night. This story, sent in by Jim D., is a must read. Statistical poetry! “I […]

## Models, theories, consistency, and truth

Ready? Put on your best straight face, recall that global temperatures have not increased for a decade, and that it’s actually been getting cooler, then repeat with Brenda Ekwurzel, of the Union […]