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How to advise politicians

... time and effort, or are they down to deeper gaps in or understanding or to processes we just can't pin down with better accuracy. ... to talk in terms of certainty. For more on risk and uncertainty see our understanding uncertainty section. ...

Blog - mf344 - 17 Feb 2013 - 20:31 - 0 comments

Freedom and physics

... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...

Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 14:10 - 3 comments

Do you know what's good for you?

... mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. ... Read more... Swine flu uncertainty — When a new infectious disease has broken out, how ...

Packages - mf344 - 13 May 2014 - 14:38 - 1 comment

Editorial

... of material that's likely to come up in this issue's Understanding Uncertainty column and some recent news stories . The language of ...

Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:05 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

Article - plusadmin - 7 Jan 2011 - 18:39 - 0 comments

Evaluating a medical treatment - how do you know it works?

... personal circumstances or lifestyle. Without more understanding of what was actually happening and without taking these factors ... intervals in David Spiegelhalter's Understanding uncertainty column, or in the Little handbook of statistical practice .) ...

News - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:46 - 1 comment

The Plus sports page: Power trip

... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...

News - plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 12:34 - 1 comment

The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation

... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:44 - 0 comments

The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

Blog - mf344 - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments

Making sense of election statistics

... a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 11:02 - 0 comments