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Darwin’s Golden Rule

I really like this approach, by the great author of the Theory of Evolution Charles Darwin (1809-1892), for overcoming Confirmation Bias, our tendency to cherry pick data or information that supports our pre-existing ideas and prejudices and ignore or conveniently … Continue reading

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From Ignorant Militance to Militant Ignorance

I love this piece from ‘Why Model’ lecture by Joshua Epstein  To me, however, the most important contribution of the modeling enterprise–as distinct from any particular model, or modeling technique–is that it enforces a scientific habit of mind, which I would … Continue reading

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Human Induced Climate Change as Probability

I recently got involved with some debate with Climate Change denial folk in an on line comment stream, and made the following comment in response to a thoughtful and intelligent comment, that I thought would be good to re-post here … Continue reading

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