Awareness of your own uncertainty requires consciousness, and some claim that this awareness is present in rats. Are rats smarter than we thought, or is it the humans that are dumber?
Category: defense against the dark arts
Psychology has long stank of fake results that don't replicate. But it's not hard to sniff out the bad science with a few simple rules, and that gives reason to hope that the field will improve.
A review of Galileo's Middle Finger: a flawed book, a fascinating memoir, and an important manual on defense against the Dark Arts.
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Have you heard of the study that shows weak men are more socialist? It actually shows the opposite! That's the magic of bad statistics.
Fighting the crusade against fake numbers, one utility van at a time.
Protect yourself from p-hacking with precision, whether you're doing drugs or gambling.
Amy Cuddy won't let power posing go, so neither can I.
Measuring economic inequality and its consequences is hard, so why bother when you can just pick numbers that fit your preferred narrative?
A quick estimate of experimental power can discern good science from bullshit. Too bad that some scientists forget to do it themselves.
What's worse, the hot hand fallacy or the fallacies committed by scientists researching hot hands?
I analyze a statistics chart that manages to conclude the opposite of what the data says by making every possible error.