Remember, kids, when describing a correlation, be sure to include strength and direction.
NCAA: So, it’s hard to actually calculate the exact odds of a perfect bracket, but if every game were a coin flip, the odds would be about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Linked at hot air.com but I’ve been focused on trigonometry. Mr Big Food is all about probability lately— Bishop Reverend Bayes, et al. We will discuss.
The zoo opens at 9am. FYI, traveling with a mini electric kettle, Melitta ‘morning bliss’ coffee, two ceramic mugs, and a pour over cone sure does make waking up early in a pretty crappy* downtown Memphis hotel room more tolerable. *I have spared you the under construction details.
Filed under “when circumstances and good manners require that one attend a philosophy talk one would never in a million years otherwise attend.” Neurons have dispositional properties. Who knew?
Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Which is more probable? Linda is a bank teller. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement.
That’s what I said. I said, “I’ll do Harbrace, Little-Brown, and Strunk & White, but not Google.” Some background is in order. Mr. Big Food and I had a terrible row this morning. We are in full agreement on noun-pronoun agreement (e.g., “Every child has their his or her favorite toy”; alt. “All children have
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. More at the link!
This is awesome! Finally! I’ll have the wealth to hire a Farm Hand. I especially like “free-will financial donation.” I understand the appeal of determinism– from religious, philosophical, and scientific perspectives– but I’m happier to labor under the delusion of Free Will.
More to come from Powerline’s The week in Pictures. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/the-week-in-pictures-berniemania-edition.php Sorry about not properly linking.
That’s like real snow. In February. I’ve experienced such in my younger years and had hoped to avoid it going forward. FYI just checked all of the Mississippi road, emergency, weather sites. Aweful. More rain, flooding, storms, tornados to come this afternoon.
“Essentialism and Determinism in Popular Thinking about Genetics” “A Synohony of Citizens: A New Strategy of Civic Friendship in Plato’s ‘Laws’” “Discrimination at a Distance: Vicariuos Wrongs and the Comparative Test for Discrimination” “What are the subjective Probabilities in Quantum Theory” “Food Ethics and Eating as a Self-Shaping Activity” A representative sample of what we’re
Four roundtrips to Starkville this weekend! The occasion was and as Daughter C and The J-Man no longer live here on the Farm…, I was obligated to do those 3*45 minute trips between the Mill and the Farm in order to run and feed the dogs, let Tiger out, etc. 3*45 = 3 hours. Of
For every observable property φ conceived by us to be an objective feature of the world, we must concede the possibility that φ be sensorily detected by means other than the particular means used by us. Paul Churchland, Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind, Cambridge University Press, London, 1979. Looking for something completely different, I
Wait! There’re more from Powerline’s The Week in Pictures below the fold!
I left the World-Wide-Web to venture out into the real world. Twelve hours. Twelve measly hours and Van der Leun has three new posts. That’s on top of the three new ones I saw this morning which I barely had time to glance at before we left The Farm to make our way to the
For the record. There is no such word as “informographs.” It is not in any of my dictionaries. Therefore, it do not exit. Say, “informographs” our loud. What a jumble! How inelegant. Now say, “information graphics.” See what I’m saying? Some idiot editor actually asked Mr. Big Food and others for a list of Textboxes
How to Critically Look at a Simple Graph Source: US Department of Education. Let’s pick this apart, shall we? Not in a snarky, negative way, but in a way to keep my brain in practice and to give you a few pointers on how to critically look at graphs. While I find it somewhat unbelievable
“Pardon me, Marica,” Missy began, “Do you have a moment?” “Why certainly, girl,” Marica replied, “What’s up?” “Ruff?” Rocky asked. “What are your thoughts on in me-dI-us rez?” “Ruff?!?” Rocky scoffed. “What?” “Me-dI-us rez. Surely you know that term, Marica,” Missy answered. “It’s a literary devise meaning ‘to being in the middle of things’.” “Ruffruffruff,”
A while back, Mr. Big Food forwarded to me an email he’d received from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. “For ‘Phen?” Mr. Big Food queried, “He needs to add some cell biology to his current educational regime.” I couldn’t agree more. I am not kidding– and this has been independently confirmed in the flesh by
And by far THE best…