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Monthly Archives: April 2014
Climate Science Blogs to Follow for Earth Day
This blog has now made almost exactly one trip around the sun! We kicked things off last year on Earth Day with the mathematics of planet earth, and today I want to highlight some more posts about our planet. On … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math
Tagged climate change, climate science, Earth Day, geometry, john baez, math, mathematics, Steve Easterbrook, Tamsin Edwards
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Bad Statistics: Ignore or Call Out?
Andrew Gelman has been wondering how much time he should spend criticizing crappy research, and so am I. He wrote the post after a discussion with Jeff Leek of Simply Statistics about replication and criticism. Harsh criticism of preliminary studies … Continue reading
Posted in Statistics
Tagged Andrew Gelman, bad journalism, bad statistics, Cathy O'Neil, Jeff Leek, John D. Cook, journals
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Mathemagical Thinking
So maybe you’ve seen the Flash Mind Reader. If not, go ahead and try it! I wouldn’t dream of depriving you (especially as this is year’s MAM theme is mathematics, magic, and mystery awareness). What you are asked to do … Continue reading