August 23, 2017
August 16, 2017
President Trump, in comment on the events in Charlottesville, noted that George Washington was a slaveholder, and wondered, “Is it George Washington next week?” No, he’s not.
June 12, 2017
I was talking with a friend about how to choose between credit cards, and I realized that the math is sufficiently complicated that it would be nice to write about it here.
May 15, 2017
Claire Duvallet wrote a great post about the Science papers (the original and the follow-up) that examined the role of environmental factors versus “bad luck” in the acquisition of cancer. Claire talks about a lot of the angles around these papers that I also find really interesting: the scope of the work, how was it communicated, and how microbiome science compares to cancer science in its fairness.
May 1, 2017
Many people have written about how depictions of violence are considered more acceptable (or, at least, less offensive) than depictions of sex. Here’s an erotic author writing about it, a Salon article about a Supreme Court decision, etc.
April 28, 2017
Today I discovered this really lovely little thing called Berkson’s paradox. It’s one of those paradoxes that isn’t actually a paradox, it just seems initially crazy. (It turns out that there’s a name for that kind of paradox!)
April 9, 2017
This is just a pile of links to lyrics and dance for Greek Easter. Μπαϊντούσκα is my favorite one!
April 4, 2017
I’m reading Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me. It’s so good in a way that makes me so sad. There’s so much good/sad material in this book, so I’ll just stick with one thing. Solnit says:
April 1, 2017
This is the third of three posts drawn from Stigler’s History of Statistics.
March 31, 2017