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Monday, May 11, 2015

Lonely Are the Brave

Here is Kilgore Forelle's short review at
This is one of the movies I will be including in my OLLI course proposal for the Fall Term, "Philosophy at OLLI Goes to the Movies."

An Observation

Lifeboat scenarios are by definition, statistically meaningless, extremely unlikely in probability, useless in practicality.  Central planners need not apply.  Every individual, in every place and time, must make choices, even in the face of boundless unforeseen consequences.

 -- Kilgore Forelle

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sissela Bok

Interview with Bill Moyers

Data, Information, Statistics

The Challenger: An Information Disaster

The Butterfly Ballot

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Did you ever think later of something you might have said?

There's an old statistician joke I forgot to tell:

A statistician, when asked why he always had a bomb in his briefcase whie traveling,  he replied, there is a 30 thousand-to-one chance that there is one bomb on an airplane, but there is a 30 million-to-one chance that there are TWO bombs!