Monthly Archives: January 2012

Best quote in a while about global warming…

In the article Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming, physicist Ivar Giaever is quotes the American Physical Society policy on global warming: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, … Continue reading

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Bayes and Hiccups: Practical working solutions that no one seems to know

So I’ve been interested in Bayesian analysis for some time. It has a fascinating history, described in detail in “The theory that would not die” by McGrayne – a truly wonderful read. A nice summary can be found here. The … Continue reading

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Santa and other delusions

Given how I seem to support no delusions, how can I justify perpetuating the myth of Santa Claus with my kids (oldest nearing 10)? First, I have to say I am not entirely convinced it is a good idea. I’d … Continue reading

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