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Patricia Marino
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Statistics, Randomness, And My Misspent Youth
I've just been reading Nassim Taleb's Fooled by Randomness . It is a fun read, but at the risk of sounding intellectually immodest, I feel like it is full of things I already knew. Rare, unexpected, and often bad things can happen. It is easy to be fooled b...
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The Pointlessness And Paradoxes Of Responsible Consumerism: Apple Edition
I woke up this morning and one of the first things I saw was this headline " Apple’s New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros ."   This is bad . It's bad for sustainability. It violates the "right to repair." It put sm...
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This Blog Is Shifting Gears
This blog is going to change from regular once-a-week posting to occasional, irregular posting when I have something to say. If you want to stay connected, you can sign up to subscribe to the blog by email using the feature on the right hand side, or you co...
This Blog Is Shifting Gears
This Blog Is Shifting Gears
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No Post Because Chairing
I don't know whether to say I lacked the time, or whether it's not enough mental energy (an understudied concept, IMHO), or maybe it's an issue of Life Force , or perhaps it's related to the (difficult to replicate!) concept of ego depletion. But I wasn't a...
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No Post Because Chairing
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My Favorite Beatle: Past And Present
When I discovered the Beatles I was eleven years old. I know because I found out about the Beatles by going to see the Bee Gees movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and some older person must have taken pity on me and kindly explained that in fact, ...
My Favorite Beatle: Past And Present
My Favorite Beatle: Past And Present
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I Was In Hannover Germany
I didn't have time to write a proper blog post this week, and one reason is that I was giving a paper at the joint conference of the ENPOSS (European Network for Philosophy of Social Science) and the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable. The conference w...
I Was In Hannover Germany
I Was In Hannover Germany
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Is Everyone's First Job Now Public Relations?
Since I write a blog, I get an amazing number of PR emails. I get emails about books, research findings, new movies, and things like that, but often it's more of a vague invitation to interview a person or write about a thing so people will pay attention to...
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The World Is Ending. What Should I Wear?
Since a young age, I've had a keen sense of living in a radically screwed up and unjust world. I remember when I learned in elementary school about the American enslavement of people from Africa, about killings in war, about the brutal genocide of Native Am...
The World Is Ending. What Should I Wear?
The World Is Ending. What Should I Wear?
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Anthony Trollope And The Texture Of Human Unhappiness
As you may know, I am a fan of the novels of Anthony Trollope. For those of you who aren't Victorian-novel-enthusiasts, Trollope was a contemporary of Dickens -- and, in certain respects, sort of an anti-Dickens. Partly because of the political overtones of...
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No Post Because Chairing
Those of you who know me know that I became chair of my academic department in July. It's fine, but it's hard to combine with blogging, and this week I got nothing. Hope you are enjoying August and I'll see you next week!
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No Post Because Chairing
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