This nifty volcano map is based on a dataset of 10,734 known volcanic eruptions from 1,562 individual volcanoes, going back in time 12,000 years, and was prepared by James R. A. Davenport, a PhD candidate in Astronomy at the University of Washington. Check out his excellent website “If we assume.”
Although “it’s not entirely clear that [Newcomb’s paradox] is well-posed” (see video at 8:11), Professor NJ Wildberger presents an elegant mathematical solution to this probabilistic problem in the video above.
Is this art or a wasteful prank? Hat tip to Weikardzaena (via reddit) for the pic.
Read more about this little statistical controversy here.
No elections, no problem! Props to Alberto de la Cruz via babalu for the cartoon. Hacia la
victoria viejez siempre!
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Click on the map for a larger version. Hat tip to BrotherSeamus!
Our latest theoretical paper (“Visualizing Probabilistic Proof” — click on the image above to see our abstract) has just been published in volume 7 of the Wash U Jurisprudence Review, along with an interesting Note by Krista C. McCormack titled “Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: The Benefits of Aristotelian Rhetoric in the Courtroom.” (We can’t find an ungated copy of her paper, but as soon as we do, we will post a link to her thoughtful paper.) Ms McCormack, who helped us edit our proof paper, is a 3L at Wash U Law School. We wish her well!