When you’re staring at the far side of the bell curve of statistical probability, ‘normal’ in many ways ceases to have much meaning.
Let me run through a few basic numbers with you and I’ll explain how improbable our life is, from a statistical perspective.
Continue reading “Community”
Have you read any “When I was a kid …” memes lately? I have. And I must admit, I get a little annoyed at them. The ones that basically state, ‘When I was X, we did Y and came out OK’.
These memes tap deeply into the idea that people, particularly this generation of children, are a ‘cotton wool’ generation – too protected for their own good. In many ways, I think it’s also a deep reaction against what is seen as too much protection, too much worry, and an overemphasis on safety.
So I thought I’d have a more detailed look at the whole idea. Continue reading “Cotton Wool or Common Sense”
It’s that time of year when it’s worth reviewing how last year has gone. Pardon it being a little late, but these stats are hand-cranked.
OK 2013, here we go … Continue reading “2013 in Review”