Archive for October, 2016

Bad Science and the Fear of “Methodological Terrorism”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

A few days ago a data visualization developer friend of mine, Robert Monfera, sent me a link to a blog post titled “On methodological terrorism” by a thoughtful statistician named Robert Grant. Grant lays out an intelligent and entertaining case for speaking out against methodological flaws in scientific research—a practice that some on the receiving […]

“Should We?”: The Question That Is Rarely Asked

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The unique ability of the human brain to create technologies has taken us far. The benefits of technology, however, are not guaranteed, yet we celebrate and pursue them with abandon. When we imagine new technological abilities, we tend to ask one question only: “Can we?” “Can we create such a thing?” However, we’re good at […]