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Brash Equilbrium is an evolutionary anthropologist, writer, and statistician of truthiness.

Real Name: Benjamin Chabot-Hanowell

DOB: 08/19/1984

Gender: male

Location: Seattle

Twitter: @BrashEQLibrium

Diaries published: 24 (775 days since last diary on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:56 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 196 (775 days since last comment on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:18 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 63

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: What the science of comment trolls means more generally, and for Malarkometer, 26 comments, 22 recommends

People Following Brash Equilibrium: 4

Brash Equilibrium's Most Recent Diaries:

Last year, while living away from my family for a year to do ethnographic fieldwork in a remote village on a tiny Lesser Antillean island, I kept myself sane and connected to the political news in ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:56 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Science journalist Chris Mooney recently wrote about " The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck " in Mother Jones magazine. His article covers a study by researchers at the George Mason University ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM PST with 22 Recommends
This week, two political science blog posts about the difference between political engagement and factual understanding stood out to Malark-O-Meter. (Thanks to The Monkey Cage for Tweeting their ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Recently, the Nieman Journalism Lab reported on OpenCaptions , the creation of Dan " Truth Goggles " Schultz. OpenCaptions prepares a live television transcript from closed captions, which can then ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:27 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Yesterday, I argued that fact checkers who rate their rulings on a scale should incorporate the number and type of logical fallacies into their ratings . I also argued that the rating scales of fact ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:49 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Fact checkers perform a vital public service. The truth, however, is contentious. So fact checkers take criticism from all sides. Sometimes, they deserve it. For example, Greg Marx wrote in the ...
by Brash Equilibrium
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM PST with 5 Recommends

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