I’m on the road for the next several days and won’t always have access to the Internet. So I’m reposting a series of classic fallacies. Regular service to resume early next week. This post originally appeared on 17 April 2013. … Continue Reading The Genetic Fallacy: He Works For An Oil Company!
Harvard graduate walks down the street where a 50-lb sack of cement blocks his way. He reaches down to shift … Continue Reading The I-Have-Big-Muscles Fallacy
< I’m on the road for the next several days and won’t always have access to the Internet. So I’m … Continue Reading The Apes Do It So It’s Fine For Us Fallacy
Everybody who’s anybody—which makes, as we’ll see, a lot of nobodies—knows the gambler’s fallacy. Gambler watches the roulette wheel come up red six times running and says to himself, “Black is due.” It happens, too, these musings. Real people make … Continue Reading The Gambler’s Fallacy Proves Classical Statistics (Frequentist & Bayes) Fails