Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Best of Andy

If you're new to this blog and don't want to spend too much time snooping around all of the middling posts, you've come to the right place. Here are some of my best posts by category:

Psychology
Iterating Towards Thinking Less

Bad Experiences and Great Stories
The Cognitive Dissonance of Long Books
On Jealousy
The Conformity Theory
Ways to Offset the Fear of Death

Statistics
Why Have Free Throw Percentages Remained Constant?
How to Lie With Anecdotes
Prediction Markets Suck?
Tuesday Statisticz: Music That Makes Countries Rich
Does Correlation Equal Causation?
Tuesday Statisticz: The Dude Would Have Voted Libertarian
Tuesday Statisticz: Calculating The Buddha's Caloric Intake
Is the Internet an Echo Chamber?


Philosophy
Envision Victims But Not Villians
Counter Examples in Real Life
On Boredom
Notes from the Buddha
Cranky Altruism
Making You Think

Rating Systems
The Myth of the Rational Movie Rater
Rating Incompleteness Theorem
Book Ratings

How imdb Determines the Top 250

Sports
Focal Foul Calls in Biased Refereeing
Why Aren't There More Knuckleballers?
The Golden State Warriors and Iraq
Is ESPN Going the Way of MTV?
My Contribution to Humanity
Kobe and the Self Serving Bias

Random Musings
Updated Thoughts on Climate Change
Why Some Ideas Fail
Grand Theft Cinema
Cultural Variance in Saying Good-Bye
Andy Sets a New World Record
Chess Misdiagnosed as a Game of Intellect
Peanut Butter and Jelly
The Top 10 Christ Figures

If you'd like to get in touch with me, you can either leave a comment on one of the posts or send me an e-mail at amckenz(at)gmail(dot)com. I would love to talk to you about writing, blogging, science, or whatever. I respond to e-mail religiously.

If you are feeling vindictive, you can check out the Worst of Andy as well, an aggregation of my most terrible posts.