A review of Galileo's Middle Finger: a flawed book, a fascinating memoir, and an important manual on defense against the Dark Arts.
Annihilation and Three-Body Problem are two novels that focus on scientist characters, but give radically different answers to "what makes a scientist?" One fictional scientist made me frustrated, and the other changed my life.
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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.
Using data analysis to decide what this post should be like (long and nerdy) and when to use p-values (never).
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?