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Posts by Anish Koka

Don’t Believe the Police Are Biased? Explain This

Bad apples.  That’s the explanation provided by those in power for police brutality.  The problem, we are told, is that there are just a few of these bad apples, only a few bad cops.  After all, what group doesn’t have bad apples?  The idea that this may be a systemic, widespread problem is judged as…

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Statistical Certainty: Less is More

The day after NBC releases a story on a ‘ground-breaking’ observational study demonstrating caramel macchiata’s reduces the risk of death, everyone expects physicians to be experts on the subject.  The truth is that most of us hope John Mandrola has written a smart blog on the topic so we know intelligent things to tell patients…

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