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  •  It's not so much about canning all pundits (1+ / 0-)
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    and replacing them with statisticians. It's about getting intelligent people on the air. Rachel Maddow; Melissa Lace-Perry; Chris Hedges -- these people are no slouches, and they don't necessarily have postgraduate degrees in mathematics. What they do is to avoid making irresponsible predictions -- and to arrive at their analyses via careful consideration of the historical evidence.

    I just want to avoid coming to the conclusion that reams of numerical data are the only means through which intelligent political analysis can take place.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 05:44:01 AM PST

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