I use the word “random” in the sense that you did not know what topics I would select today. And I use the word know in its logical sense. On Polling From […]
If you follow radio, you will know that Don Imus was fired last year for his hip hop-inspired “nappy-headed hos” comment. For this quip, he was cast outside the gate where there […]
Here, by the guy who does Wayward Robot, is the front cover for the book (which should—with hope—be out of my hands by the end of this week).
The way peer review works is broken, according to a new finding by John Ioannidis and colleagues in their article “Why Current Publication Practices May Distort Science”. The authors liken acceptance of […]
(Pretend, if you have, that you haven’t read my first weak attempt. I’m still working on this, but this gives you the rough idea, and I didn’t want to leave a loose […]
I am wrong about a lot of things (see my essay “Let them Fail”), and it is a truism to say that I might be wrong about this, but I still think […]
(This is a modified excerpt from my forthcoming—he said hopefully—book, on the subject of why probability cannot be relative frequency. This is to be paired with the essay on why probability cannot […]
Many people have been sending me various tidbits about rampant global warming insanity, but it’s taking me a long time to get round to posting them. This darn book of mine….it never […]