Modern cosmologists have one tough job.
Just what it says on the label.
A disillusioned former student gives an account of graduate school in physics.
I posted briefly on this once before, but given that my older daughter has blue eyes, I still find it interesting.
Makes some sense, but "more research is needed".
If don't want to read it, before the Big Bang was, supposedly, Alan Guth's inflation.
I think this is the most frustrating aspect of the climate change debate: you can't be sure if the data really are the data.
Read this and marvel, once again, at Mother Nature.
. . . but Stata 15's ad does. (They're up to 15!--it seems like just yesterday when I was happily running regressions in release 8.) Part of the ad says, "Nonparametric regression--When you know something matters. But have no idea how."
- If you have "no idea how" something matters, maybe--just maybe--you should revisit your presumption that you know that it does.
- And if you think you've found out how solely using nonparametric regression--or any other statistical technique--you run a grave risk of committing a problem receiving a large, and increasing, amount of criticism these days: data mining, p-hacking, "torturing the data long enough until it confesses" are three of the names it's known by.
But that risk doesn't tend to worry the folks who sell statistics programs.