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Not enough science in “The Science of ‘Inside Out'”, and other musings on “Gray Matter”

An op-ed column called “Gray Matter” appeared a few years ago in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times with little fanfare or explanation, with the subtitle “Science and Society.”  It quickly became clear that it was intended … Continue reading

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Counting rats, part 1

No, this isn’t about pet rats, even though I just did a post on pet rats. It’s about numbers — how we count things, and what we do with the numbers we get. It’s about two otherwise unrelated recent articles … Continue reading

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