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Can You change Your Bayesian prior? (ii)

This is one of the questions high on the “To Do” list I’ve been keeping for this blog.  The question grew out of discussions of “ 1,459 more words

Statistics

El matrimonio igualitario en Irlanda: una victoria que NO debe celebrarse

A mí no me alegra lo ocurrido en Irlanda el pasado sábado 23 de mayo. A pesar de ser gay y, aún más importante, un firme creyente en la igualdad y la protección de los grupos en situación de vulnerabilidad, creo que el referéndum celebrado en Irlanda, y que terminó por legalizar el matrimonio igualitario en ese país, sienta un grave y peligroso antecedente que pudiera convertirse en un obstáculo en la lucha por los derechos de las personas LGBTTTI en el mundo. 1,350 more words

Derechos Humanos

"Lice" -- a poem by Juan Gelman

Lice
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,
dad, 195 more words

Poetry

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

Statistics

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? 

Global Economy