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Tips for Better Thinking: Anecdotes Are Not Reliable

20 Jan 2021

There is a popular saying in the skeptical community: the plural of anecdote is not data. The clever putdown is meant to remind the person you are speaking to that no matter how many people swear...

Tips for Better Thinking: Shooting First, Drawing the Bullseye Later

9 Dec 2020

As we sift through more information than ever before, I would argue it’s becoming easier to commit an error in thinking known as the Texas sharpshooter fallacy. Imagine the stereotype of a Texan...

Predicting Emerging COVID-19 Hotspots...Without Asking

27 May 2020

The ability to accurately pinpoint areas where new cases of COVID-19 are rising would help to better allocate resources and enact better local policy....

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