Monthly Archives: August 2014

Yglesias makes an innumerate (non-)funny

Yesterday, Matt Yglesias tried to point out the absurdity of a Joe Klein column by turning the tables with the numbers Klein invoked, thereby mimicking and mocking Klein’s argument. Yglesias quotes Klein: Blacks represent 13% of the population but commit 50% … Continue reading

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Truly random

In today’s new What If?, Randall Munroe discusses, in part, randomly aiming a laser at the sky, writing “if you aimed in a truly random direction, you would have an almost 50% chance of hitting the Earth.” This is one of those cases … Continue reading

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