Science writer Tom Chivers discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.
Tom Chivers is science editor at UnHerd.com. His second book, How To Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them), will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in March 2021. He is a two-time winner of the Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Excellence in Journalism award, and was once told by Terry Pratchett that he was “far too nice to be a journalist”.
3. Selection bias https://unherd.com/2019/09/statistically-you-shouldnt-believe-the-news/
4. Red kite https://unherd.com/2019/11/let-loose-the-lynxes/
5. Coordination games https://unherd.com/2020/03/would-you-take-a-coronavirus-risk/
6. Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series https://www.npr.org/2016/06/14/481391755/temeraire-and-laurence-at-peace-at-last-in-league-of-dragons