June 24, 2018 — Have time for some coffee or tea and a good read?  Click the links below for three pertinent readings that we are currently enjoying:

Dispelling lingering myths of elections past, pollsters nailed the vote in Ontario (Robert Benzie, Toronto Star)

“The polls were right.” 

The Slippery Math of Causation (Pradeep Mutalik, Quanta Magazine)

“Although we tend to credit or blame things on a single major cause, in nature and in science there are almost always multiple factors…” 

How One Man’s Bad Math Helped Ruin Decades of English Soccer (Joe Sykes and Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight)

Sometimes the Next Big Thing isn’t the Next Big Thing. Even worse, sometimes it’s based on an inaccurate, overly simplistic interpretation.