Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend Moment of Zen 5-26-2012

Hans Rosling's enthusiasm gets me every time.  Here, he takes on the ideas of unlimited population growth and religions influence on baby making:

Apparently he has a one hour documentary on stats.  I'm adding watching it to my list of goals for the long weekend.


  1. I liked the Michael Marmot comment about challenging one's own hypothesis to see if something can break it down. Too seldom done, because people want certain things to be true.

    It put me in mind of the Medieval scholastics teaching a doctrine by trying as good a version as they could find of all the challengers. It makes for lengthy, tedious reading, but some precision of thought.

    1. Agreed.

      If everyone in the room's thinks the same thing, someone needs to switch sides for a bit.