Respectful Insolence

I didn’t realize it, but today’s the first anniversary of my first (and, as far as I know) only admitted blogchild, Good Math, Bad Math. Head on over and wish Mark a happy anniversary. He’s filled a vitally needed role in the skeptical blogosphere, taking down questionable claims that rely on bad math for their rationale. (One of these days, I have to get him to host The Skeptics’ Circle; maybe he can put a mathematical spin on it.)

It turns out that Mark may well someday surpass me (these days, some weeks his traffic passes mine, something that seems to happen with more and more frequency). But I don’t mind, as long as Mark keeps spreading the word about how to use mathematics and statistics properly and warning the unwary about instances of crappy math being used to support bad thinking. After all, don’t all blogfathers want their blogchildren to do better than they?

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    March 10, 2007

    I thought you had several admitted blogchildren….Abel perhaps?

  2. #2 Kristjan Wager
    March 10, 2007

    Well, I would consider myself the bastard blogchild of you and PZ, but that brings up unwanted mental pictures….

    Your blog was certainly one of the major inspirational sources for me. Only took me how many years to get started?

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