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Science’s Significant Stats Problem - Issue 4: The Unlikely -- Nautil.us
-- Columbia University political scientist and statistician Andrew Gelman puts it bluntly: “The scientific method that we love so much is a machine for generating exaggerations.”
statistics  science  Nautil.us 
march 2015 by pierredv
Why It’s Good To Be Wrong - David Deutsch - nautil.us Jan 2015
"The theory of knowledge is a tightrope that is the only path from A to B, with a long, hard drop for anyone who steps off on one side into “knowledge is impossible, progress is an illusion” or on the other side into “I must be right, or at least probably right.” Indeed, infallibilism and nihilism are twins. Both fail to understand that mistakes are not only inevitable, they are correctable (fallibly). "
creativity  fallibilism  philosophy  logic  David-Deutsch  Nautil.us  epistemology 
february 2015 by pierredv
Science’s Significant Stats Problem - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus
"Researchers’ rituals for assessing probability may mislead as much as they enlighten." BY TOM SIEGFRIED
statistics  nautil.us  science  scientific-method  research 
february 2015 by pierredv

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