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We’re All Bad at Math; or, Should Skeptics Play the Lottery?

  The image above has come across my Facebook feed at least a dozen times. It appears that most people are sharing it without a critical look. And yet I am the one that gets vilified when defending the ideas behind … Continue reading

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i.am FIRST and Popularizing Science

This evening my kids and I watched i.am FIRST — Science is Rock and Roll. It was a special telecast of Dean Kamen’s annual FIRST robotics competition for kids, augmented with the contributions of rapper will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who also … Continue reading

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