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Review of The Cult of Statistical Significance

Another post aimed mostly at myself for future reference, but feel free to read along! This is a review of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deidre N. McCloskey. To begin, I admit that I could not even finish the introductory […]

Review of Christian and Humanist Foundations for Statistical Inference

I realize that this post will have a limited sphere of interest, but I felt the need to record my reactions to this book for my own sake (so I have a record of it for my sabbatical review) and let others read it if they want to. I recently finished reading Andrew Hartley’s Christian […]

Is Stephen Hawking Wrong?

Came across this very interesting article today about Stephen Hawking’s latest book. John Lennox responds eloquently. Here are a couple of quotes from the article that I thought were persuasive. He begins by acknowledging Hawking’s stature. There’s no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, […]