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  1. Dave Holden says

    “We all like to laugh at quacks when they misuse basic statistics. But what if academics, en masse, deploy errors that are equally foolish? This week Sander Nieuwenhuis and colleagues publish a mighty torpedo in the journal Nature Neuroscience.”

    http://www.badscience.net/2011/10/what-if-academics-were-as-dumb-as-quacks-with-statistics/

    “Bayes’ theorem is a mathematical equation used in court cases to analyse statistical evidence. But a judge has ruled it can no longer be used. Will it result in more miscarriages of justice?”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/oct/02/formula-justice-bayes-theorem-miscarriage

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