Assorted Thoughts #5: Grand Theories Edition

1. Theory of Art: Much of what looks like "selling out" is actually an ageing effect.

2. Theory of Literature: There are, basically, three features of a novel; style, story, character. When an author gets two right and does not mess up the third too badly, the book's fine.

3. Theory of Statistics: The main function of significance tests is to allow researchers to treat coefficients as though they were zero, which simplifies things wonderfully.

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