As Gaius seems to have gone off someplace (possibly to help OJ Simpson track down the real killer), I feel I should post something here. Unfortunately, most of my blogging of late has involved calling people names (I know, I know…I should know better.)
I do have something fun for some people. If you enjoy irony and bitter sarcasm combined with statistics and an academic free for all (and who doesn't?), then you will enjoy Roger Pielke's devastating take down of a scientific methodology challenged colleague.
In his latest essay on my stupidity, climate modeler James Annan made the helpful suggestion that I consult a "a numerate undergraduate to explain it to [me]." So I looked outside my office, where things are quiet out on the quad this time of year, but as luck would have it, I did find a young lady named Megan, who just happened to be majoring in mathematics who agreed to help me overcome my considerable ignorance.
From there things get hysterical.
O.K., hysterical if you are a bit of a dork.