Scientists consciously attempt to isolate causal factors, while one powerful characteristic of evolution is that it proceeds without conscious intervention.
- Jim Manzi
Manuel Lima: Visualizing Networks - TED talk
Zara doesn't forecast demand, they respond to it. - Slate article
Doug Hubbard interview on reducing uncertainty in decisions.
Is the FDA Too Conservative or Too Aggressive? - by Alex Tabarrok
Science Isn't Broken, it's Just Hard - a piece by Christie Aschwanden of FiveThirtyEight.com, including a truly fantastic app that lets you search for political causation (unfortunately, 538 have their own biases and are not neutral).
More unnecessary surgery, this time for breast cancer - NY Times article
Have symptoms? Don't call a doctor, just go to Your.md.
Remember DDT? We banned it. We shouldn't have.
A meta-meta-analysis of what works and what doesn't in education (the US mostly does what has already been proven not to work).
The Mouse Trap - how one strain of mouse is probably skewing our medical research in the wrong direction. Important.
Publication Bias and Motivated Reasoning - Scilogs piece
First metastudy I've seen on climate projections indicates only a modest rise predicted for global temperature.
The Myth of the Great Man in Science - MIT Review piece
Wow: a Thinkmap tool to visualize the millions of relationships among thousands of genes. Drive it now!
Chris Cancialosi on why your financials should be transparent.
Stowe Boyd on The Future of Work - many Medium.com pieces
The Fehr Advice Behavioral Change matrix - changing behavior rather than minds.