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Unknown Known

There are the known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.  

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Nate Silver Did Not Get the Election Wrong

71% is not 100%. Statistics is not magic. Stop trying to burn Nate Silver at the stake.

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, journalists left, right, and center lamented what they described as the failed predictions of election forecasters like… 1,932 more words

Donald Trump And Erik Paulsen Are Basically The Same Person

Nate Silver’s indispensable data analysis site, FiveThirtyEight, has developed a great tool that tracks how closely a particular member of Congress aligns ideologically with Donald Trump. 94 more words

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The Comey Files

About a month ago, for some reason, I decided to write a blog post about James Comey. I was inspired by an article by Nate Silver titled… 1,373 more words


Are Atheists Really a Persecuted Minority?

Will Gervais and Maxine Najle are co-authors of a study suggesting that far more Americans are atheist than previously thought.

The dubious claim by Gervais, director of the University of Kentucky’s Beliefs and Morality Lab (Bam! 628 more words


Make Sports Co-ed

Two years ago our administration told us not to use gender in our classroom. It had come up when students were asked to pack-up the room for the day–boys putting away materials, girls stacking chairs. 1,374 more words


Polls Apart

Time for some random thoughts about political opinion polls, the light of Sunday’s French Presidential Election result.

We all know that Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen in the second round ballot: he won 66.1% of the votes cast to Le Pen’s 33.9%. 750 more words