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On Science Blogs begins this week with Tabitha M. Powledge's one-word analysis of the election: "Whew!"

She collects some good links on the Nate Silver phenonemon before moving...

On Science Blogs begins this week with Tabitha M. Powledge's one-word analysis of the election: "Whew!"

She collects some good links on the Nate Silver phenonemon before moving on to the prognosis for Obamacare and the odds that climate change will move to a more important role in Obama's second term.

It's hard to know for sure; perhaps we should ask Silver.

-Paul Raeburn

Nate Silver's rational approach to politics seems to provoke highly irrational responses.

At SlateDaniel Engber ...

Nate Silver's rational approach to politics seems to provoke highly irrational responses.

At SlateDaniel Engber writes that Silver, author of the FiveThirtyEight blog at The New York Times, "appears to have hit the mark in every state--a perfect 50 green M&Ms for accuracy." Engber links to a map of Silver's predictions versus a map of the results. Impressive, right? But Engber can't...