Category Archives: Decision quality

Decision analysis of friending versus dating

3 min read Online matching platforms are best conceptualized as friend-finders rather than date-finders.  Given how difficult it is to …

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Nature, nurture, and disease transmission

4 min read Bipolar disorder afflicts about 3% of people.  Half of them have a bipolar parent. Therefore, what is …

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Fertility probability and age

4 min read Men and women alike often have an astonishing misapprehension of fertility probability.   Part of the problem …

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Obesity is not a choice: The cruelty of pseudo-libertarians

5 min read The late 20th-century revolution of behavioral economics enlightened us to the fundamental ways in which the human …

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Think a Muslim ban is irrelevant to you?

7 min read An indignant acquaintance demanded to know “why” I (“of all people”) am so upset about the latest …

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Progressives v. Conservatives: It’s all about fear of Type I or Type II errors

25 min read Chatting with a libertarian friend over at a wine bar before the recent election, I was reminded …

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Protected: Intentional gullibility: Slash your statistical confidence level to 80%!

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Protected: Skittles vs Refugees: The humanitarian cost of inferential error

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