Got this email from VD. I’ve edited to remove any personal information and to add blog-standard style and links. I … Continue Reading Other Practical Books On Par With <em>Uncertainty</em>? Reader Question
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This post originally appeared right before the Uncertainty did. Now that we’re 1.5 years out, it’s time for a re-post. … Continue Reading Uncertainty: The Soul of Models, Probability & Statistics. Chapter Abstracts
Let us digress a moment and consider, as Svechin would, just what this word ‘action’ means to us in our … Continue Reading Russia’s (Soft) War With The West, Part II — Guest Post by Ianto Watt
People say “random” variables “behave” in a certain way as if they have a life of their own. To behave is to act, to be caused, to react. This is reification, perhaps caused by the beauty of the mathematics where, … Continue Reading Nothing Is Distributed: So-Called Random Variables Do Not Follow Distributions
In the comment section to an earlier piece of mine on Strange Notions, Richard Carrier invited me to “interact” with … Continue Reading Richard Carrier’s Argument To Show God’s Existence Unlikely Is Invalid And Unsound
From a tweet from Taleb, who informs us the following question is part of the Indian Statistical Institute examination. (5) … Continue Reading What Is The Probability Of COVFEFE?
A version of this column originally ran 7 July 2014. To the nearest order of magnitude, there have existed, including … Continue Reading The Probability Of Your Existence