Eye roller: 'Climate change shrinks goats'

From Durham University, and the “would you, could you, with a goat” department comes this inanity. They can’t come up with any other explanation, so it must be ‘climate change’. At the rate of observed shrinkage, the goats will be palm sized by the year 2100. Just think of the pet market! Via Eurekalert: ‘Shrinking…

The Answer is NOT always in the data – why data analysis is always contaminated by human value judgements

  Eric Worrall writes; Mike Whitehorn, chair of analytics at Dundee University, has written a fascinating article on The Register, about why data analysis is always contaminated by the value judgements of whoever is doing the analysis. According to Whitehorn; “Evidence-based decision making is so clearly sensible because the alternative — making random decisions based…