ESPN will eighty-six FiveThirtyEight, the statistics-driven news-and-analysis site led by Nate Silver. But the news outlet will go back to square one at ABC News. 200 more words
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Steven Pinker has a chapter called Reason in his outstanding book, “Enlightenment Now.” Part of the problem with reason or reasoning are beliefs, as was expounded in a previous healthy memory blog post, “Beliefs: Necessary, but Dangerous.” The legal scholar Dan Kahan has argued that certain beliefs become symbols of cultural allegiance protected by identity-protective connection. 990 more words
Nate Silver, the Guy Who Built Statistical Models Predicting a Hillary Win, Admonishes Former FBI Director Comey!!!
This is the same guy who said that Hillary had a 98% chance of winning! This is the guy who the Democrats worshipped for predicting Obama’s win in 2008. 103 more words
Started off quite well, fast paced and fun to read but then I found it very unoriginal and quite boring. Nate Silver basically just summarises a load of stuff that has already been well documented in the pop science literature. 61 more words