- The Guardian on spotting dodgy political statistics
- Pie are square: an experimental study finding square ‘pie’ charts better than round ones
- The difficulties of getting published papers corrected in science: New York Magazine on ‘psychoticism’ and political views
- How to draw a good map of droughts (severity/frequency)
- Are the political betting markets too stable?
- Lovely rant about Aloe vera gel and sunburn: “Listen, you antiscience monster: These people who sell aloe vera are stealing from you. As of 2004, the market for finished aloe products was worth $110 billion. The aloe barons are taking your money and building gigantic aloe palaces and not helping your sunburn at all. They are probably taking long soaks in great big hot tubs for which you helped pay. And they’re probably wearing lots of sunscreen, too, because they know nothing in their cabinets can heal sunburn.”
- When is AI (data mining/machine learning/etc) appropriate? from mathbabe.org
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »