March 31, 2017
March 28, 2017
This is the second of three entries about the history of statistics, drawn from Stigler’s amazing History of Statistics.
March 19, 2017
I intend this to be the first in a series of three posts about the history of statistics.
March 14, 2017
I often hear an exchange of this format:
March 8, 2017
Everyone knows that Chihuahuas and Great Danes are the same species. Because “dog” as a category is so familiar, it’s easy to not be stupefied. How could these two animals be the same thing? They are so enormously different!
March 7, 2017
Before I went to college, I learned a simple narrative about early human sociological and technological development: our earliest proto-human ancestors were like apes. Then we started making tools, like spears. Then we had fire, which allowed us to get more calories from the same amount of meat. Then we developed agriculture, which allowed us to get more calories from the same number of hours and amount of exertion. These increased efficiencies led to art, culture, writing, civilization, etc.
March 4, 2017
I’ve helped organize retreats for my graduate and postdoc labs, and I wanted to write down some of my lessons learned.
March 3, 2017
In thinking about privilege and diversity, I’ve come to a pet theory: that there is a big difference between giving privilege and giving up privilege. This theory emerged from a conversation I had with Claire Duvallet, who suggested this excellent read from Atlantic.