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Global warming reddit thread
The link itself is uninteresting as the top comment says.
Many comments in the thread are illuminating
science  global-warming  environment 
14 hours ago by qff
p-Hacking and False Discovery in A/B Testing by Ron Berman, Leonid Pekelis, Aisling Scott, Christophe Van den Bulte :: SSRN
We investigate whether online A/B experimenters "p-hack" by stopping their experiments based on the p-value of the treatment effect.
research  abtest  science 
17 hours ago by VoxPelli
The Control Group Is Out Of Control | Slate Star Codex

Since they were apparently the only two people in all of parapsychology with a smidgen of curiosity or rationalist virtue, they decided to team up and figure out why they kept getting such different results.

And how are these rats figuring out what the experimenters’ subtle emotional cues mean anyway? I can’t figure out people’s subtle emotional cues half the time!

until presumably at the top the dross of humanity has been purged away entirely and we end up with pure unadulterated reality.
science  funny  philosophy  statistics 
19 hours ago by WimLeers
All Reproduction Is Assisted | Boston Review
"...all reproduction, even reproduction that appears “natural,” is assisted. Some forms of assistance are simply rendered invisible because they are taken for granted by people for whom reproduction is not an obviously political issue. If you do not have to pay money to conceive, it may not occur to you that conception can be prohibitively costly. If you do not have to transform your body to gestate, it may not occur to you that gestation is hard and risky work. If a physician has never hurt you or mocked you or ignored you or lied to you, it may not occur to you that being deemed healthy enough to have children is an ideology rather than an ontology. If you do not have to worry about the legal status of your relationship to your child, it may not occur to you that she can be taken away. If you do not fear for your safety, it may not occur to you that you need to stay alive to create life."

[the line about ideology and ontology is smart, but also ludicrous - the idea that medicine is free of baseline premises is silly, but no sillier than saying a doctor's pronouncement of health is MORE about invisible political structures than it is about bodily capabilities]
politics  science 
19 hours ago by joelcuth18

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