Statistical literacy: revisited

“Correlation does not imply causation” – it’s a nice, concise statistical truth which has invaded the popular idiom.  Where we go wrong, I think, is in all the things we think that statement implies… (Click me, I am more interesting than I sound)

Linear Algebra Blues

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  How I feel going into this linear algebra test.  (I know, I know, it’s just linear algebra.)

Dude, make a left

A drunk driver’s very dangerous.  Everybody knows that–but so is a drunk backseat driver, if he’s persuasive. –Dude, make a left. –Those are trees. –Trust me. —Demetri Martin Think of your life as a car.  You want to keep control of it.  Yet, when advice is offered, it invariably enters the labyrinths of your mind … Continue reading

Ways to exit a church

This is not a post about religion or the Inquisition.  Nor about a falling-out with religion (that is, “ways to leave the church”).  Rather, there is a symbolic wall that buildings have which coexists in space with their physical walls, and which divides into two minds the man who is outside and one who is … Continue reading

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