Science vs Belief: Nate Silver and the US Presidential Election

        i.            Nate Silver and the ‘two cultures’ Despite finding myself enraged on a daily basis, I just couldn’t drag myself away from the US election coverage. The naked rancour that now dominates US politics made for compelling, if infuriating, viewing; toxic spin, not policy, seemed to be the weapon of choice. Though it came […]

Spurious Correlations

The Washington Redskins versus the Carolina Panthers is not usually a match-up liable to generate much excitement beyond the supporters of the two teams involved; this Sunday’s game, however, is different. As the final Redskins home game before the US presidential election it will be followed by many not even interested in American Football. Because you can forget […]