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Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made Theory Talks The Monkey Cage A plain blog about politics The Thinking Housewife › On the common good and the good that is common. Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog Public Reason · a blog for political philosophers Symposium Magazine | Where Academia Meets Public Life Donkeylicious Jack Donovan Translated by Sebastián Vera for Fuerza Nacional-Identitaria. Discurso pronunciado por Jack Donovan en la segunda conferencia del National Policy Institute, realizada en el Ronald Reagan Building en Washington DC el 26 de octubre del año 2013. Publicado y transcrito originalmente como “Becoming The New Barbarians”, en Traducción por Sebastián Vera. Puede que haya un colapso. Puede ocurrir. O quizás sólo puedes ponerte un día como león, para morir como naciste: pateando, gritando y cubierto en la sangre de otra persona. Pero mientras nada o todo esto pueda ocurrir (y puede ocurrir mañana), también es posible que este acabado y corrupto sistema cojee por un largo tiempo. Entonces… hasta que ese día llegue… hasta que a todos se les acabe el hilo… hasta entonces, casi todos, incluso los líderes norteamericanos, parecen estar de acuerdo en que Estados Unidos está en decadencia. Muchos de ustedes pueden verse a si mismos como hombres civilizados. ¡Pero se equivocan! I. II.

Censoring on one end, "outliers" on the other, what can we do with the middle? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science This post was written by Phil. A medical company is testing a cancer drug. They get a 16 genetically identical (or nearly identical) rats that all have the same kind of tumor, give 8 of them the drug and leave 8 untreated…or maybe they give them a placebo, I don’t know; is there a placebo effect in rats?. So the initial task is to determine, from 8 control and 8 treated rats, which proteins look different. For instance: (“low” means < 0.10) : Protein A, cases: 0.31, 0.14, low, 0.24, low, low, 0.14, low Protein A, controls: low, low, low, low, 0.24, low, low, low Protein B, cases: 160, 122, 99, 145, 377, 133, 123, 140 Protein B, controls: 94, 107, 139, 135, 152, 120, 111, 118 Note the very high value of Protein B in case rat 5. Finally, the question: what’s a good algorithm to recognize if the cases tend to have higher levels of a given protein than the controls? Which of those is the best approach, and if the answer is “neither” then what do you recommend?

Comparative Constitutions Some opening words | The Daily Opium “Human beings make their history themselves, but they do not do so voluntarily, not under circumstances of their own choosing, rather under immediately found, given and transmitted circumstances.” – Karl Marx It’s been a frantic flurry of message threads, late night emails, and artistic touchups since we first came together just a very, very short while ago (that might be the understatement of the century), but it’s finally here. Welcome to The Daily Opium – an experiment with the transformative potentials of the social sciences… with a little help from the Internet. So why this site? In laying out the objectives of this site we owe a substantial debt to others who have made a mark blogging about their own social scientific pursuits. 1) To promote the social sciences. As a new medium, the Internet and its associated technologies present both challenges and opportunities for Filipino social scientists. 3) To think aloud. 4) To create a social science resource for everyone interested.