Category Archives: Numbers and Mathematics

The Hidden Brutality of Innumeracy

This is a post about Rape.  It is a post about how numbers relate to the incidence of rape in our country and what understanding and misunderstandings that engenders.  It does not talk about the specifics of rape or any … Continue reading

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Numbers–The Power….

So, yesterday I talked about Numbers and how they figure into my personal definition of myself.  It was a discussion of how numbers create some of the meaning in my life. Today, I want to give an example of how … Continue reading

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Numbers–the Personal and…

So, let me talk about numbers. Yes. Again. I like numbers, as you might know from reading this blog at times, and I have some more numbers to add to this. 1,012,200 68.18 270 176.3 These numbers are part of … Continue reading

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Asteroid Mining and Technological Over-enthusiasm…

Last week I had a minor conniption on facebook about the spate of talk about Asteroid Mining in the news. Alright–I’ll admit–it was more than just a conniption and probably earns the monicker of rant. The reasons I got so ticked … Continue reading

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PDP–Nate Silver’s models, political thermometers, and long term predictions

I have the sense that Nate Silver has been a bit corrupted by the position he’s in at the NYTimes. Back in 2008–he became big DURING the primaries as his statistical models mapped changing levels of support for candidates in … Continue reading

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