Links 3/4/13

Links for you. Science:

What Happens When Forest Elephants Are Wiped Out in an Ecosystem?
Deep Intellect: Inside the mind of the octopus
Dangerous TB Patient Nabbed On U.S. Border
10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are A$$holes
Don’t Switch to the Mediterranean Diet Just Yet

Other:

Watching Death of a Salesman with my daughter (excellent)
Hubris Isn’t the Half of It
S.F.’s last kosher market to close soon
In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data (lawyer doesn’t understand elementary statistics? Shocking)
The Banner Industrial Complex Under Threat (indeed, it is)
What the Malaysians Know
If There’s a Gap, Blame It on the Employer
On the Skills Gap in the US Labor Markets
Lead (exposure) in the Time of Standardized Tests
Opaque finance, again, and solutions
Rahm on the Ropes
Financial Transactions Tax Introduced Again—Can It Pass This Time?
Why Workers Should Be Wary About Corporate ‘Wellness’

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One Response to Links 3/4/13

  1. Questioning says:

    In regards to the NPR article “In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data,” I believe the egregious statistical error was not made by Roberts, but Totenberg, the article author.

    As pointed out originally by several commenters (on the NPR site), the probably that Roberts’ interpretation of the data is incorrect is a mere 7% (using a 95% confidence interval). In other words, Totenberg ignores statistics while deriding Roberts’ unfamiliarity with the same.

    As a side note: I have no political familiarity with the individuals in question. I just thought it should be pointed out that although the lawyer may not entirely understand statistics, his application of it was no worse than that of the reporter. Am I off base? What do you think Mike?

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