Tag Archives: damned lies and statistics

Assumptions behind a curtain

This is basically an overly long response to a recent blog post by Scott Alexander. It's not very interesting outside of that context, so read that first unless you did so already. Also, most of this is further simplification of … Continue reading

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Euthanasia update

Back in January I had a post on some Dutch Euthanasia statistics that were making the rounds in the blogosphere at the time. Basically the claim was that the rates of Euthanasia and assisted suicide in jurisdictions allowing them were … Continue reading

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Slippery slopes, statistics and the telephone game

Leah Libresco of Unequally Yoked recently told her readers: In statistical news, social scientists have not found any evidence of doctor assisted suicide launching us down a slippery slope.  The rates of people electing medically-assisted suicide has stayed flat in Oregon and … Continue reading

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