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TEDxSwarthmore - Steve Wang - 180 Degrees

Sometimes you're wrong. Sometimes you think you're right, but it turns out that you're wrong. Sometimes you're sure you're right because the answer is obvious, and yet you're still wrong anyway—maybe even dead wrong, 180 degrees wrong. This talk is about the last situation.Associate Professor of Statistics Steve Wang develops statistical methods for addressing questions in paleontology and evolutionary biology. His areas of research include the timing of mass extinctions and statistical methods in baseball research.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Length: 15:07


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