You Are Your Own Worst Critic

Over the past forty years of striving to make computers do what I want, I have gained a few hard-won truths. One is that we can be very poor critics of own ideas. We love those ideas; we poured our own blood, sweat and tears into them. Of course they must be right; of course… Continue reading You Are Your Own Worst Critic

Shoddy Foundations, Shoddy Science

The news has been abuzz about the study, or non-study, published and later retracted by a respected peer-reviewed journal, Science. The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data: How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud The Strangest Thing About Michael LaCour’s Response to the Academic Fraud Allegations Leveled Against Him LaCour is being… Continue reading Shoddy Foundations, Shoddy Science