Monthly Archives: Nov 2020

Being the patsy

Classic advice that we need to remember: If after ten minutes at the poker table you do not know who the patsy is – you are the patsy The source of the proverb is uncertain. I was reminded of this … Continue reading

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Projections vs. predictions

To predict something is to determine what will happen in the future. When time passes, we will know if the prediction was correct: A prediction can be falsified. To project something is to determine what a specific model says will … Continue reading

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I know we are supposed to dislike GMO food

But, I mean when Greenpeace need to partner up with a magician to combat GMO and you see the methods used to suppress golden rice, you should be a little sceptical. And then there’s the good stories (apart from the … Continue reading

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The law of anomalous numbers

Or, Benford’s law, is a fascinating natural occurrence in the frequency distribution of leading digits – which makes sense once you think about it. Briefly, the law states that the leading digit is likely to be small; 1 occurs most … Continue reading

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Why are children not getting COVID-19?

This paper points to a possible reason why children below the of 14 may be protected against COVID-19: The MMR (Danish: MFR) vaccine. Specifically, the mumps (Danish: fåresyge) vaccine, of which seropositivity decreases substantially over time, the paper finds that … Continue reading

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Imagine being awarded the Nobel Prize…

Imagine being awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and still be the the second-most succesful and famous economist in your house. That’s the life of George Akerlof, married to Janet Yellen, who, despite not getting a Nobel Prize, … Continue reading

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Chances of conflict

When social cues for settling a status dispute are unavailable or ambiguous, the chances of conflict increase. Both parties are more likely to endure long disputes because no clear way exists to settle the matter— Rob Henderson, “A Primal Struggle … Continue reading

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I have to watch “The Queen’s Gambit”

I hear great things about the TV series “The Queen’s Gambit” but this interview with chess master Garry Kasparov finally made me decide to watch it soon. The whole interview is great, including the details about KGB, and Kasparov found … Continue reading

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Great catch

I don’t normally watch American Football, but most sports are interesting in my opinion. This video was forwarded to me and I agree – that’s a great catch: (Youtube)

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More than 10 years of blogging

Well, September 1st passed and I could have celebrated 10 years of blogging by then, at least 10 years on this blog. This is the first blog I started that I actually managed to keep going and at 10 years, … Continue reading

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