a blog from the Department of Systems Biology @ Harvard Medical School
April 6, 2011 § 2 Comments
xkcd’s comic today is about statistical significance. Yes, even statistics can be funny.
The thing I love about good cartoonists is their knack for brevity. This comic is essentially a graphical depiction of the following argument: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124
Yup. On top of which, he deals with our unwillingness to let go of cherished hypotheses and the way the press reacts to scientific findings.
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