Our South Dakota summer vacation

Our South Dakota summer vacation

Cutting research is not a pathway to deficit reduction; it is a pathway to increased health threats, lost lives, and economic insecurity — Former Congressman John Porter, writing this week in Science.

Modern stats in perspective

More from Gelman and Locken, this makes my day:

Without modern statistics, we find it unlikely that people would take seriously a claim about the general population of women, based on two survey questions asked to 100 volunteers on the internet and 24 college students. But with the p-value, a result can be declared significant and deemed worth publishing in a leading journal in psychology.