Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Statistics for Judges

http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/24/court_upholds_s_d_mandated_suicide_warning_to_women_seeking_abortions.html

Seriously. Scalia made it obvious during the health insurance reform arguments that he doesn't understand moral hazard or adverse selection, and now more circuit judges demonstrate incompetence with regards to correlation and causation. Abortion _causes_ suicide. I'd love to read the IRB protocol on that RCT. Oh wait, an RCT totally didn't happen because it would be unethical so we're taking away rights from women based on meaningless statistical correlations? Humans are awesome.

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