Pew did a survey on the Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society that is of modest interest. Turns … Continue Reading Pew’s Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society Survey
There on that hillock is a herd of cattle, all but one of which is inoculated against hoof-and-mouth disease. Chances are the one beast that escaped vaccination won’t fall ill since that malady is spread fastest in herds where lots … Continue Reading Herd Immunity And Christianity
You might have heard what happened to when Stanford professor Andrew Ng put his machine learning (a practical kind of statistical modeling) on line. He expected mild interest. One hundred thousand students signed up. This was enough to excite even … Continue Reading Interest In On-Line Statistics Courses?
The story thus far: Jack Trevors, bigwig at the learned journal Water Air Soil Pollution, and occasionally along with his pal Milton Saier, has been in the habit of abusing his position as editor to insert into the journal poorly … Continue Reading Journal Editor Still Inserting Politics Into Science: Trevors and Saier Strike Back