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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

CURRENT EVENTS

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

Practical

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

Politics

The Boy Problem: Noise Obfuscation of True Problems

While a bunch of us were chatting, our administrator noted how all of the discipline cases he is dealing with are boys.  He then noted how most of our failing students are also boys, and that most of our top students are girls.   1,139 more words

Practical

Comey 'probably cost Clinton the election'

An analysis of polls and media coverage by Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight makes a strong case in support of the claim that The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton The Election… 895 more words

General

Silver: Comey and the Press were Decisive in the 2016 Election

Nate Silver recently tweeted some thoughts about the 2016 election that illustrated something he had not commented on before: How Comey’s announcement about Clinton emails 11 days before the election had a decisive impact on the election thanks in large part to the coverage it received from the media. 461 more words

Reporting

"In short, the French presidential election is a mess"

Harry Enten (and not Nate Silver as reported by Le Monde) published yesterday a post on Five-Thirty-Eight about the unpredictability of the French elections. 233 more words

Statistics