Compare the following two Google Ngram Viewer charts for sceptical vs. skeptical in American English and British English:
My interpretation of these charts is th...
Tom Farsides@o_guest@DrJoGrady I'm a Brit working at the University of Sussex, UK. (Schooled in a secondary modern in Skelmersdale, a new town in the north of England.) Most people think me right posh now. I live my life as an outlier :-)
Tom Farsides@Oliver_S_Curry@lisabortolotti@AnneliJefferson See also: Frimer, J. A., Walker, L. J., Dunlop, W. L., Lee, B. H., & Riches, A. (2011). The integration of agency and communion in moral personality: Evidence of enlightened self-interest. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(1), 149-163.
W e typically bandy the word probability around, as if we actually understand it. The term, or a variant of it like probably , can be used ...
Tom FarsidesMy “annual risk of stroke is 0%”. There is a 9% chance of rain for me right now . If my hypothesis is false, the chances of my study getting these results was > 5% (every bloody time). @KenWeiss1 (via @EcoDevoEvo) asks what such numbers MEAN.
Tom FarsidesI'm looking for examples of people deliberately helping someone else because that is what they wanted to do so, #kindness. Can you think of better examples than these, from your point of view? Many thanks in advance for your #kind replies.
Toronto cancer patients are sharing their experiences with future surgeons, recounting the best and worst about their doctors and treatment, as part of a pilot program intended to get medical students engaged in conversations they won't find in...
Tom FarsidesBreast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, 'You need heart and you need compassion'