Daily Archives: June 15, 2014

Standard Deviation, The Overlooked But Essential Climate Statistic

Guest essay by Dr Tim Ball Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet. Martin Friedman “Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different … Continue reading

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Open thread – what could we do better?

Introspection is always a good thing, and with that in mind, the suggested topic today – what could we do better at WUWT? Some background first. I get lots of requests to change things, do things differently, or if you … Continue reading

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Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

There’s tautology: In grammar, the use of redundant words. In logic, a tautology is a formula which is true in every possible interpretation. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of propositional logic in 1921 and then there … Continue reading

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