Science Education & Policy

The American Statistics Association Warnings On P-Values

The issue is not new. Scientific journals require articles to produce quantitative answers- of course, that's how you do science. And scientists usually rely on a formalism based on classical statistics to report those results: they report the probabi ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 29 2021 - 9:28am

CNBC: 'Has The CDC Lost Its Sort Of Lofty Perch And If So How Do You Plan To Get It Back?'

When even CNBC is talking about the writing on the wall for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, they know they are in big trouble. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 13 2021 - 6:31am

‘Ropeless’ Crab Gear Would Put Whales At Greater Risk

Advocates for proposed crab gear legislation in California, AB 534, often cite misleading information in support of policies that would destroy California’s iconic and sustainable trap fisheries, while doing noth ...

Article - Ben Platt - Jun 2 2021 - 4:35pm

Distance Learning Doesn't Teach People To Think

The modern research university was designed to produce new knowledge and to pass that knowledge on to students. North American universities over the last 100 years have been exceptionally good at that task. But this is not all that universities can do or ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 14 2021 - 1:08pm

There Are Pipelines All Across The Country- Except For Water. That Should Change

Over 26 percent of the western US  is in exceptional drought while  72 percent is in severe drought. That has not stopped the federal government from dumping so much water into rivers it creates hazardous conditions for people in them. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 15 2021 - 1:08am