Is the Risk of War Declining?

I teach more than one hundred students every year but will bet my house that a student taller than 7’6’’ will never walk into my classroom. This is because human heights conform well to a “normal” distribution, or “bell curve,” rendering large deviations from average...

Is the Risk of War Declining?

I teach more than one hundred students every year but will bet my house that a student taller than 7’6’’ will never walk into my classroom. This is because human heights conform well to a “normal” distribution, or “bell curve,” rendering large deviations from average...

Is Precision Overrated?

  A historian of science strikes a Swiftian pose in The New York Times: statistically scrupulous scientists need to get their heads out of the clouds on climate change. But maybe that’s—precisely—where they need to be.   “He first took my Altitude by a...
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