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The seeds of my dissent from economic orthodoxy were pretty much sown for me by my 1st professor on the 1st day of my 1st economics class. This prof had gone to a great personal trouble to begin our exposure to … Continue reading

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Climate Statistics

httpness: (studying statistics) Can there be a different standard deviation up and down? isomorphisms: Yes. it’s called a semideviation. (Or a quasinorm.) There are a lot of people who argue that semideviations and quasinorms are more natural than standard deviation … Continue reading

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As nice as it is to be able to assume normality, … there are problems. The most obvious problem is that we could be wrong. One … very nice thing … is that, in many situations, … [being wrong] won’t … Continue reading

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Even though Lil’ Wayne has been a thing for half a decade, I only just now listened to a song of his: Hustler Musik. I like it. I think this video is juxtaposing different people’s work lives—unemployed responsible guy, cop, … Continue reading

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Supremum

Ever since I took too many mathematics classes, I started using the concept of “upper bound” literally. It confuses people. Girlfriend: How long do you think it’ll take you to work out? Me: Oh, I don’t know. I’d say less than five … Continue reading

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/9player.swf?revision=10344_10570 Highlights from the episode on Sir Francis Bacon “Male” scientists probe and ravage “female” nature. Christian radicals funded science because of Daniel 12:9. They believed it was Last Days. The New World symbolizes leaving the comfort of the Mediterranean. Aristotelian … Continue reading

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Diurnal Prejudice

There is a prejudice in society against people who wake up late. Obviously, someone who wakes up at 3pm, eats and gets ready, then works from 5pm until 2am, can get as much done as someone who works from 8:30am … Continue reading

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