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View Diary: Twit Watch: Dylan Byers at Politico tries to kiss up to Nate Silver; Silver tells him to take a hike (246 comments)

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  •  Teh Stupid -- It Burns! (15+ / 0-)

    Have these guys never flipped a coin?  I mean seriously.

    We deal in probabilities all the time.  We see the odds play out over and over again.

    Yet these asshats have consistently mischaracterized Silver's work as attempted psychohistory -- not they know the term.  And if you don't, it's from Isaac Asimov's great Foundation series, in which a psychohistorian, Hari Selden, accurately predicts with extraordinary specificity future events based on studies of large populations.  

    In other words, it's cool, but it's science fiction, and it has nothing to do with what Silver does (and does so well).

    Nobody puts Baby in a binder!

    by deminva on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 01:13:54 PM PST

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