Friday, January 20, 2017

My Nominee for Pulitzer Prize

Umatilla, FL

I read something in The Guardian this week that really blew me away.  It was so powerul, so well argued, and so germane to our modern times, to the Trump and Brexit phenomona, yet the stubject was mathematical statistics or maybe about politics.  Huh?  That sounds far fetched.

So will you read an article just because I recommend it?  Here it is.

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the article, it is a great read. I think this goes in parallel with the recent populist trend regarding science; belief in fake science or rejection of science in general. The proliferation of fake news and science seems to be on the rise and people are having a difficult time filtering these out compared with someone with formal engineering or science backgrounds like us. I can't count the times someone I know has referenced an article which was not peer reviewed or even based on the scientific method (like a relative of mine who was convinced perpetual motion was possible because he saw it on YouTube).

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