Chris Anderson, over at Wired magazine, has written an article called The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete. Anderson, whose thesis is that we no longer need to think because computers filled with petabytes of … Continue Reading Wired’s theory: the end of theory
Here is a question I added to my chapter on logic today. New York City “Health Czar” Thomas Frieden (D), who successfully banned smoking and trans fat in restaurants and who now wants to add salt to the list, said … Continue Reading Next prohibition: salt
It’s already well known that the Remote Sensing Systems satellite-derived temperature data has released the January figures: the finding is that it’s colder this January than it has been for some time. I wanted to look more carefully at this … Continue Reading How to look at the RSS satellite-derived temperature data
I have no idea, but two gentlemen from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell and one from the Economics department at Purdue seem to think so. They have written a paper, which has found interest at Slate, which they … Continue Reading Does watching TV cause autism?