Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Teachable moment?

Still getting comments from Dean1230 about this post. He insists that the cubic fit is insignificantly better than the linear model (for the tide gauge data from Sewell’s Point), and that the cubic model shouldn’t be extrapolated (which I said in the first place).

I suspect he thinks he now has ironclad proof of his point. It’s based on extrapolating curve fits based on limited data, ending before the present.

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Keep your eye on the man, not the dog

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, and science communicator par excellence. He’s also the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reprise (or rather, update) of the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage hosted by Carl Sagan.


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