More hypothesis testing fun

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Divya just let me know about this article in Nautilus by Carl Zimmer. The article mainly focuses on why we cannot ever rule out the possibility of there being a Bigfoot, yeti, and other such organisms. Zimmer also mentions some history of hypothesis testing by talking about Ronald Fisher and his friends testing whether someone can predict if milk or tea was poured first into a cup just by tasting. 

I’m not familiar with the magazine(?) Nautilus, but it seems worth checking out. Enjoy 🙂

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About Pat Cain

I like discovering things that are non-random. I'm fascinated when my dog remembers how to do a trick after a year of not doing that particular trick, or when I know to wear a jacket tomorrow when it's warm and windy today. As a biologist, I suppose that's my main job: to find and describe occurrences of non-randomness.
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