Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Twain of thought rolls on, and meets…data and environmental policy

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” – Mark Twain Yesterday’s post looked at Census data. We saw that the process of collecting and analyzing the data can’t really be separated from considerations of the end use. A … Continue reading

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Today’s Twain of thought – and its bearing on tomorrow’s elections.

“Get your facts first; then you can distort them as you please” –         Mark Twain We are quick to see our Founding Fathers as prescient. How else could they have created a Constitution that has stood the test of time … Continue reading

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