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Despite the evidence brought by ABC on the inefficiency of culling in massive proportions the British Isles badger population against bovine tuberculosis, the [sorry excuse for a] United Kingdom government has permitted a massive expansion of badger culling, with up to 64,000 animals likely to be killed this autumn… Since the cows are the primary […] → The post unimaginable scale culling appeared first on StatsBlogs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Despite the evidence brought by ABC on the inefficiency of culling in massive proportions the British Isles badger population against bovine tuberculosis, the [sorry excuse for a] United Kingdom government has permitted a massive expansion of badger culling, with up to 64,000 animals likely to be killed this autumn… Since the cows are the primary vectors of the disease, what about starting with these captive animals?! [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Xian Blog
Here is a 12-minute video from Minute Physics, in collaboration with the US Census Bureau, giving an overview of differential privacy and how the 2020 census will use it to protect privacy. Related posts Scaling up differential privacy: lessons from the US Census Protecting privacy while keeping detailed date information Comparing differential privacy to Safe […] → The post Short video introducing differential privacy appeared first on StatsBlogs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Statistics Blog
Bert Gunter writes: You may already have seen this [“Harking, Sharking, and Tharking: Making the Case for Post Hoc Analysis of Scientific Data,” John Hollenbeck, Patrick Wright]. It discusses many of the same themes that you and others have highlighted in the special American Statistician issue and elsewhere, but does so from a slightly different […] → The post Harking, Sharking, Tharking appeared first on StatsBlogs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Statistics Blog
“People so much wanted the story to be true . . . that they couldn’t look past it to more mundane explanations.” – Angela Saini, Superior. I happened to be reading this book around the same time as I attended the Metascience conference, which was motivated by the realization during the past decade that junk […] → The post “Superior: The Return of Race Science,” by Angela Saini appeared first on StatsBlogs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Statistics Blog
The Collatz conjecture asks whether the following procedure always terminates at 1. Take any positive integer n. If it’s odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. Otherwise, divide it by 2. For obvious reasons the Collatz conjecture is also known as the 3n + 1 conjecture. It has been computationally verified that the Collatz […] → The post Collatz conjecture skepticism appeared first on StatsBlogs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Source: Statistics Blog

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