Tag: Grumbling

Voting and vaccinating

Some people think it isn’t rational to vote. Usually the argument is as follows: the probability of being pivotal, that is: the probability that your vote will ‘decide’…

Premises

A: You know I like the idea of using logic and logical deduction to understand how thinking should be done. This idea that beliefs are, or at least…

What’s so great about real names?

A little while back a New York Times article discusses the consequences for┬ácollege admission of saying undiplomatic things in social media. Apparently colleges monitor, or at least check…

Quantifying the international search for meaning

Inspired by Preis et al.’s article Quantifying the advantage of looking forward, recently published in Scientific Reports (one of Nature publishing group’s journals), I wondered if similar big-data…

On the use and abuse of weasels in science journalism

Dean Burnett writes a column in Guardian, sometimes about science but more entertainingly on pseudo-, wannabe-, and not-actually- science. Most of the time this is good BS-shovelling fun…

WordPress syntax highlighting for R is a pain

Here’s some steps that work for me on WordPress (v3.5)