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"Lice" -- a poem by Juan Gelman

by Juan Gelman
trans. Andres Rojas

If a poem’s rhythm
brings wine and rocks
the shadows and mom,
take from me my school-lice,
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Gelman recognizes his error-statistical (Bayesian) foundations

From Gelman’s blog:

“In one of life’s horrible ironies, I wrote a paper “Why we (usually) don’t have to worry about multiple comparisons” but now I spend lots of time worrying about multiple comparisons”

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Error Statistics

Deconstructing Andrew Gelman: “A Bayesian wants everybody else to be a non-Bayesian.”

At the start of our seminar, I said that “on weekends this spring (in connection with Phil 6334, but not limited to seminar participants) I will post some of my ‘ 2,203 more words


Sentence of the day

Great line from Andrew Gelman: “The paradox of racism is that at any given moment, the racism of the day seems reasonable and very possibly true, but the racism of the past always seems so ridiculous.” Moving beyond racism, I sometimes wonder: What do we think we know now that will look ridiculous 50 years from now? 

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