News tagged with controversy

Fair and accurate elections, statistically speaking

The political controversy surrounding the Electoral College -- the institution whereby we elect the president of the United States -- is as old as the republic. In spite of recent contentious elections that raised the controversy ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Mathematics
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Do scientists understand the public?

Scientific advances often provoke deep concern on the part of the public, especially when these advances challenge strongly held political or moral perspectives.

dateJun 29, 2010 in Other
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The politics of climate fixes

In the middle of a day filled with a stream of information-packed PowerPoint displays and alarming projections of what the future holds for our planet and our civilization, Judith Layzer’s talk was something of an anomaly.

dateNov 06, 2009 in Environment
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