I am a data person.
I gravitate towards aggregated measurements. I use words like ‘gravitate’ and ‘aggregated’ when I do it.
I am delighted when these measurements explain something useful. I complain when they are incorrect.
Sometimes the complaining has been loud, and then someone writes about me…
People are claiming their COVID-19 vaccines are making them magnetic, and they’re out there in the digital world sticking stuff to themselves to prove it.
So, let’s think that through, It’ll be a laugh.
I worked as a circus strongman for a while. …
I found this one in the archives.
I think I never bothered to publish it because it felt a bit … mean spirited. I know people who work at OSU. I trust them. I’d read their work out of reflex. I don’t like the damned-by-association aspect of this at all.
September ‘20: I wrote this god knows how long ago and never published it. Presumably after this dreadful, glib Inverse.com article was published, which was … mid ’19 I believe.
As I’ve said before, this happens frequently. …
I do peer review and I want you to pay me four hundred and fifty dollars. I’ll even say please.
It’s amazing how quickly a perspective can change.
I thought I’d be an academic forever, maybe longer.
That was Plan A.
For all its ridiculous foibles, and the resulting incipient…
The COVID Files #2
It feels like it started in about 2017. It was three weeks ago.
That tweetlethread is about as good of…
I want to tell you a story about cancer. I promise you it’s relevant.
High-dose chemotherapy is brutal.
The side effects you can feel include diarrhea, vomiting, nerve damage, horrible nausea, hair loss, etc.
The side effects you can’t feel are in many ways a lot worse. The primary one…
There are four archetypal figures you can meet studying scientific fraud. I’ve met them. Now you can, too.
Old Nick has a snarky response he delivers almost by reflex whenever researchers (and psychologists in particular) suddenly discover that their lives and careers are directly affected by the things they ostensibly…