Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Intuition and Bad Mathematics

One would hope that the justice system is one aspect of everyday life based firmly on reason rather than intuition. However, the article below investigates how court judgements may be flawed if they are based on a weak grasp of statistics. Since scientific and forensic evidence has to be presented in terms of statistics, this does lead to a rather worrying state of affairs and means that the interpretation of expert opinion is vitally important in court judgements.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Role of the Catholic Church

Here's a good debate from intelligencesquared.com which considers the motion 'This house believes the Catholic Church is a force for good in the world'.