Around the Blogs, Vol. 53: "Social Sciences Is a Big Tent"

1. Kaiser Fung calls attention to the phenomenon of "story time" - when a text changes from describing statistical associations to making up explanations; Andrew Gelman correctly points out it's not just journalists who do that.

2. Ian Ayres ties himself to the mast, science fiction style.

3. Ben g knows what heritability estimates do not describe.

4. Phil Goetz argues that if men define correlations as real, they may become real as a consequence.

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