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Ban p-values!

This is perhaps the first real crack in the wall for the almost-universal use of the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP). The journal, Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP), has banned the use of NHSTP and related statistical procedures … Continue reading

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The “Wow! signal” of the terrestrial genetic code

An interesting paper appeared recently in Icarus journal. The paper by Vladimir I. shCherbak and Maxim A. Makukov analyzes some numerical patterns in the standard genetic code.  The text can be also found on arXiv.org. This paper spurred some (sometimes heated) discussions on the … Continue reading

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Google Scholar Metrics

Google continues to offer new tools to estimate impact of scientific publications. Given the sheer volume of the indexed publications, it could be expected that the results are quite meaningful (as always, any numerology about publications, e.g., total number of … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics

A very interesting text on statistics: link.

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How not to analyze data

Approximately a month ago biologist Alexander Markov, who is the author of the book “Inception of complexity” (this is my translation of the Russian title “Рождение сложности”) and well known popularizer of modern theories of Evolutionary biology, presented in his … Continue reading

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Statistics and ID

Common wisdom says that there are three ways to not tell the truth: lies, damned lies, and statistics. This might be true, but more often it is just misuse of statistics that brings about ridiculous results. Here is just one … Continue reading

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