14 April 2012

Getting Math Right: A Journalist Does Not Disappoint

So fairly often here I mock journalists for stupid, credulous, and lazy science reporting. I thought I'd give credit where it's due. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote two columns in a row that got math correct. Maybe we can get him made science editor?

Why coincidences are surprisingly common, and
Why the lottery is a mug's game

2 comments:

Sandy Petersen said...

A pal of mine once described the lottery as a "bad math tax". I think that is a slogan that has legs.

Carl said...

Sandy? The Sandy Petersen? We haven't spoken in like, 10 years or more, have we? How have you been?

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