Quotes & Links #76

1) re-define.org: #ThisIsNotACoup – Dispelling some myths about the Greek agreement
Thought about writing something one Greece, but there are already so many articles that it’s kind of unnecessary.
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Quotes & Links – Intermezzo

1) edge.org: What scientific idea is ready for retirement? Scientific Inference Via Statistical Rituals (via @poltheo)

Because the object of the dream has not been found, “ersatz objects” serve in its place. In some fields, it’s multiple regression; in others, Bayesian statistics. But the champ is the null ritual.

It’s certainly true that ritualisation in science is a problem, sometimes it’s still better than not having on at all though. Obviously hacks will always find a way.

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