On the subject of Chris Mooney

and conclude that \’a little knowledge is a dangerous thing\’. Yes, Mr. tendentious English major without an understanding of standard errors, it is.

4 thoughts on “On the subject of Chris Mooney”

  1. My fresher Statistics lecturer, presumably moved by the famous comment on the Holy Roman Empire, declared that the Standard Error was neither standard nor an error.

  2. If you were to duplicate your Forbes posts on this blog, we could all comment and make quite a conversation of it all. Just a suggestion.

  3. Any amount of knowledge is never a dangerous thing.

    The original phrase was “a little learning is a dangerous thing”; but was misquoted and dropped into common use as “a little knowledge”. Incorrectly I think.

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