Mind Matters op-eds

7-Eleven Babies

The Paradox of Luck and Skill

Why Shuffle the Deck 7 Times?

Ransacking Data for Hidden Treasures Seldom Ends Well

Is Hot Hands Just a Basketball Myth?

Is Chloroquine Really a COVID-19 "Game Changer"?

Data Mining: A Plague, Not a Cure

Vitamin D and COVID-19: Is it Data or Noise?

Inflation is the Least of Our Worries

Stocks Are Not a Ponzi Scheme

Election Models: Predicting the Past is Easy and Useless

Beware of Geeks Bearing Formulas

Science is More than Data Clusters

Computers Excel at Finding Temporary Patterns

Why Intelligent Women Marry Less Intelligent Men

Computers' Stupidity Makes Them Dangerous

A BABY, a GEEK, and a COW

Love Math and Computers? Love Can be Blind

The World Series: What the Luck?

Stanford's AI Index Report: How Much is BS?

What Do Economists Do?

The Birds Aren't Real

Your Computer is an Autistic Savant

The A-Level Scandal

Investors, AI Isn't Your Big Fix

Bitcoin is a Classic Bubble Investment

Serious Investors Should Embrace Stock Market Algos

The Stock Market: Gains, Pains, and Panics

Female Hurricanes: A Hot Air Zombie Study

The Stock Market Keeps Rising Despite COVID. Is it Nuts?

The Decline Effect: Most Medicines Disappoint

It’s Hard to Estimate the Highly Improbable

Cancer maps—an expensive source of phantom patterns?

The wisdom of crowds: Are crowds really wiser than individuals?

AI: Still just curve fitting, not finding a Theory of Everything

Torturing Data Can Destroy a Career: The Case of Brian Wansink

The British Medical Journal's Top Picks in Offbeat Medical Science

Steph Curry Got Red Hot—and Torched the Hot Hand Fallacy

Will Mediocrity Triumph? The Fallacy that Will Not Die

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble—Here We Go Again

The Illuminati and How Science Now Fuels Anti-Science

Spot and Choose: Fair Play is Uniquely Human

Doctors Won't Be Obsolete Anytime Soon

Artificial Unintelligence

Exercise is Medicine

A World Without Work? Don't Hold Your Breath

Publish or Perish—Another Example of Goodhart's Law

Gaming the System: The Flaws in Peer Review

A Vulnerable System: Fake Papers and Imagimnary Scientists

The Great American Novel Will Not be Written by a Computer

Using Benford's Law to Detect Bitcoin Manipulation

The Word "AI" Has Become a Marketing Ploy

An Epic Failure: Overstated Claims in Medicine

Insurance Company Gives Sour Promises

COVID-19, Bayes' Rule, and Simpson's Paradox

Destructing the Creative Destruction Myth

Fake it 'Til You Make It—The Power Pose Parable Part I

Fake it 'Til You Make It—The Power Pose Parable Part II

Zillow's House-Flipping Misadventure

The Cult of Statistical Significance—and the Neglect of Oomph

Chatbots—Still Dumb After All These Years


Robotic and Cognitive Automation: The AI Delusion

MarketPlace: A Market for Cute Ticker Symbols

Metascience: The Phantom Pattern Problem

Science News Online: Death Waits for No One

The Motley Fool: Catchy Symbol, Stronger Stock?

The Motley Fool: The Most Admired Beat the Market

Sports Illustrated: That Old Black Magic

Forbes: Your Castle's P/E Ratio

MoneyCentral: Follow the Pendulum to Avoid the Pits

New York Times: New Math on Homes

New York Times: Calculating What To Pay for a Home

New York Times: Assess Your Area’s Real Estate Bubble

Patt Morrison: Celebrity Deaths

Patt Morrison: Statistics Mythbuster

ING/Datatech: Data Mining absurde resultater

Popular Science review of AI Delusion

Modern Machine Shop Review of AI Delusion

NBC Think: Is AI Dangerous?

SF2 Concatenation review of AI Delusion

City Journal review of AI Delusion

Floris iL review of AI Delusion

New York Times review of Money Machine

Economist article on clever tickers

CNBC article on clever tickers

The Week: Luck is Real

Kirkus Starred Review: Standard Deviations

Kirkus Starred Review: What the Luck?

LA Weekly Review of Standard Deviations

Dual Momentum review of Standard Deviations

MathTango review of Standard Deviations

Scientific American article on survivor bias

Cosmos review of Standard Deviations

Wired UK article on massaging statistics

Huffington Post review of Standard Deviations

Keith Law: review of Standard Deviations

BookBag review of Standard Deviations

FifthEstate review of Standard Deviations

Quantamize Book of the Week: Standard Deviations

BusinessWeek: Your Home By the Numbers

Business Week: A Home Buyer's Froth Detector How to Calculate a Home's Value

Los Angeles Times: Houseonomics book review

Los Angeles Times: Should You Buy a Home Now?

MarketWatch: Tips for Homebuyers

Chicago Tribune: Pick Your Spots When Remodeling

Daily Star: Robots Thinking Like Humans

Telegraph: Overblown Claims, PR Stunts, and Dumb AI

Phantom Patterns selected by David Auerbach as one of the top books of 2020

Bloomberg Businessweek on Steph Curry's 105-shot streak