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538 Broken Things

I am a longtime fan of ThingsBreak though his/her posts are a bit of a rarity these days.  The latest post is a very good one on the recent debut of Nate Silver’s 538 blog.  I have read a few now and “Nate Silver falls off” is the one to choose if you only only choose…

Objectivity

Via MT at Planet3, we have a nice quote from FAIR: This is what I like to describe as the difference between objectivity and “objectivity.” Objectivity is the belief that there is a real world out there that’s more or less knowable; the “objectivity” that journalists practice holds that it’s impossible to know what’s real,…

The Unlearnt Lesson

Dave Roberts notes the connection between the two right wing reality bubbles of climate change denial and Romney landslide predictions. But as we saw on Election Day, sometimes reality can come along and snap the spell of wishful thinking. It happened the week before Election Day too. That’s when a super-charged storm slammed into the…