How Devilish is the Data?

Without the quotidian task of calculus and statistics, I find myself wondering “What now?” these days. More stats, of course! I spent the day studying the decline effect. If you’re in the sciences, it’s worth your time to read Jonah Lehrer’s original article in the New Yorker, as well as his follow up article. The radiolab piece is also worth a listen. If you really want to go deeper, this blog post and its comments will give you plenty of search terms to go on.

In a couple of weeks, I’m headed down South to the land of pines for 6 weeks of biostatistics. Yay.