Sam Harris

Sam Harris has written interesting books on the topic of atheism. He presents great logic behind his ideas. I have seen it written (I can’t remember where) that atheism is in many ways where being gay and lesbian was 30 years ago. That is, people are afraid to...

Single Women

The Social Science Statistics Blog has an entry about a recent article describing 51% of women now living without a spouse. Here is an excerpt: “Fully understanding the assumptions and limitations of a study is challenging enough for those performing the...

Correlation and Causation

Steven Levitt wrote about a study that looked at smoking and PTSD. Here is an excerpt: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry recently published a paper on the relationship between smoking and post-traumatic stress disorder. This newspaper report on the article starts out...

From the Mahalonobis Blog: “if you want to be good at checkers, and you are 7, a good strategy is just not to make mistakes, wait until your opponent makes one, and capitalize. If you are playing a skilled player, you need to develop a strategy that...