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A rant

When the Great Helmsman died in 1976, Jung Chang was able to put on a convincing display of abandoned grief. But afterwards, she decided to think through Mao’s philosophy, and how he had been able to exert such control. She … Continue reading

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To Glasgow on Monday for the 36th Fisher Memorial Lecture, Stephen Senn talking on “And thereby hangs a tail (the strange history of p-values)”. p-values have taken a bit of a hammering lately. I understand that they are being blamed … Continue reading

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I had indirect information about Rothamsted Experimental Station long before I visited or learned about the real thing. In Aldous Huxley’s utopian novel Island, which I read while a student in Australia, the island of Pala has an experimental station … Continue reading

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