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Friday, September 23, 2005
The luddite left

Hilarious correspondence over at Andrew Sullivan's blog, as one liberal rages at Larry Summers, accusing him of "offering this nonsensical theory of standard deviations".

What shocks me is that my maths teachers were in on this absurd theory too, and spent hours hammering it into the whole class. Likely many of my readers have fallen prey to the same. What were those monsters who decided that knowing how distant, on average, values in a data set were from the mean would be advance knowledge and mathematics, and just what were their motives?

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