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Instead, let's tout what makes everyone's own skills uniquely valuable. This article was originally posted here on LinkedIn. Tim Wilson, of Digital Analytics Power Hour fame, recently wrote a great piece on LinkedIn about the precarious notion of a 'Citizen Data Scientist'. This is the idea that people who work in areas outside of data science or analytical roles can or will soon be able to take advantage of powerful...

In the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be diagnosed with a specifier of 'with poor insight' whenever the individual does not recognize that the obsessions or compulsions are excessive or unreasonable" (300.3). Yet some insight must have occurred, since by definition, adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have at some point recognized that the obsessions or compulsions are excessive or unreasonable" (Ibid.). That...

The prevailing view in North American philosophical writing seems to be that the phrase 'just in case' can be translated into the phrase 'if and only if'. Consequently, this view holds that the phrase 'just in case' is best symbolized by the logical connective known as the biconditional (↔). Now, this seems wrong to me for two reasons. One is the difference between 'just in case' in this sense and...