Statisticians 51, Pundits 0

by Greg Mayer As both an undergraduate and graduate student, I was fortunate to be taught statistics by some of the best statistical minds in biology: Robert Sokal and Jim Rohlf at Stony Brook, and Dick Lewontin at Harvard. All three have influenced biostatistics enormously, not just through their many students, but also through writing […]

Romney and Ryan want to kill more Americans

Sunday’s New York Times contained a hard-hitting essay by Paul Krugman, “Death by ideology”, blasting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s plan to deep-six Obamacare and replace Medicare with an ineffectual system of vouchers. It will, in effect, not give health insurance to poor Americans, but ensure that they’ll die for lack of proper preventive care. Krugman […]