#Akin Comments Could Swing #Missouri Senate Race - [Although some Democrats were pleased that Mr. Akin was the nominee, he nevertheless held a small lead over Ms. McCaskill in the polls, which averaged five percentage points across four surveys conducted in July and August.    But that was before Mr. Akin’s controversial remarks about rape in an interview with a St. Louis television station that was broadcast on Sunday morning.]

Akin Comments Could Swing Missouri Senate Race

is an American statistician and writer who analyzes in-game baseball activity (see Sabermetrics) and elections (see Psephology).  Silver  gained recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players. Nate predicted election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, he correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Stats wiz Nate Silver: For black Americans, US is about as dangerous as Rwanda

Cute nerd alert!  Homo statistics genius Nate Silver.

How Nate Silver Went From Forecasting Baseball Games to Forecasting Elections -- New York Magazine

Nate Silver on not settling in your career.

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career - Nate Silver's advice on how to become data literate:

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In this video Nate Silver talks about how Big Data is THE KEY to helping corporations and HR professionals make informed employee decisions based on performance metrics and data evaluation.

11 Tips for journalists from Nate Silver

Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.

Fascinating breakdown of US gun ownership demographics from Nate Silver at Five Thirty Eight. One nugget: "Whether someone owns a gun is a more powerful predictor of a person’s political party than her gender, whether she identifies as gay or lesbian, whether she is Hispanic, whether she lives in the South or a number of other demographic characteristics."

Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet

Nate Silver on the statistical links between gun ownership and voting Republican. There's also a comment in passing about education levels. NYT: Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet

Democrats are turning against Nate Silver, the political data guru they touted in 2012.

Democrats are turning against Nate Silver, the political data guru they touted in

Beyond Talent and Smarts: Why Even Geniuses Struggle:  Carol Dweck of Stanford University, has shown that children and adults who believe in the power of effort to overcome challenges (what she calls a “growth mindset”) are more resilient and ultimately more successful than those who are convinced that ability is innate (the “fixed mindset”).

A good read about how one of the most famous mathematicians in America, Nate Silver can help save math education. (Math Connecting to Life)

Bucknackt's Sordid Tawdry Blog: NATE SILVER ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART & F...

Bucknackt's Sordid Tawdry Blog: NATE SILVER ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART & F...

The site debuts on Monday, but the numbers whiz is only 75 percent ready.Nate Silver on the Launch of ESPN’s New FiveThirtyEight, Burritos, and Being a Fox

Nate Silver on the Launch of ESPN’s New FiveThirtyEight, Burritos, and Being a Fox

Nate Silver is a math genius. His polls always seem to be more accurate than anyone else's. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds

Daily Kos on election day: Keep Calm and Trust Nate Silver.

The Existential Calculator - http://kellianderson.com/

Known for her experimental infographics, Kelli Anderson was chosen by Adobe to create “something interesting” for designers attending AIGA’s annual event. An amazing paper calculation wheel which aims to solve that conundrum of…

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