Deep dive into the history and change in how and why we collect statistics.
The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril
Source: How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian
I spent the afternoon touring the Crop Production Show. I think every urban citizen should take a walk through the displays to get a real picture of how big an impact agriculture has on the Saskatchewan economy.
Here’s some of what I saw:
It was very busy – I had no idea how many people were connected to the agricultural industry.
Some of these machines are millions of dollars and handle a huge amount of land.
The lazy man’s way of soil sampling!
My buddy Bruce, who could tell me what it all meant.
“As dentists demonstrate, there’s more to evidence than the randomized controlled trial.”
Source: Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation – The New York Times
This is the next step in figuring out the role of scientific inquiry in critical thinking. We need to run a lot of specific issues through the mill!
Will Trump Remain a Candidate?
Friday – the morning after the Democratic convention and thoughts return to Donald’s next move.
I’m not sure he has one. All the reasons for his lack of depth were adequately outlined at the convention.
Therefore, there’s a good chance he’ll quit and leave Mike Pence as the GOP nominee.
In turn, that leaves the Democrats scrambling to come up with a new battle plan.
Since there is about a month extra in this year’s campaign season, there is more than enough time for a whole new drama.
Research shows they can be poor substitutes for consulting a physician in person.
Source: Using the Web or an App Before Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised – The New York Times