The mismeasure of scientific significance

M arch brings St. Patrick’s Day, the true significance of which has been lost in the froth of green beer and blarney. But without Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland, Ireland could not have returned it through a rich Insular culture—the written word and the...

Climate Change, Statistical Significance, and Science

  A recent plea for scientists to “stop playing dumb on climate change” shows why The New York Times Op Ed page needs a statistician. Recently, the New York Times published an opinion piece Playing Dumb on Climate Change by Naomi Oreskes, a professor of the history of...
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