Yes, statistical errors are slowing down scientific progress!

Over at dynamic ecology,  Jeremy Fox argues that Technical statistical mistakes are overrated; ecologists (especially students) worry too much about them. Individually and collectively, technical statistical mistakes hardly ever appreciably slow the progress of entire subfields or sub-subfields. And fixing them rarely meaningfully accelerates progress. continuing with Don’t agree? Try this exercise: name the most…

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Darwin quote of the day

“I have long discovered that geologists never read each other’s works, and that the only object in writing a book is a proof of earnestness, …” CHARLES DARWIN TO J.M. HERBERT. Down [1844 or 1845], Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (Project Gutenberg ebook), p.347

Research in Progress

For those who can use some distraction to get into the weekend mood, Research in Progress posts (mostly) hilarious gif animations about, well, research in progress.