Statistician Nate Silver became famous in 2008 when he correctly predicted the
Presidential Election in 49 of the 50 states. Mr. Silver has done more than just
predicting elections. Visit Nate Silver’s blog, located at http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/, and read one blog
entry that is related to one of this week’s topics. Be prepared to discuss
1. From the e-Activity, summarize the blog entry that you have read. Next, explain
the manner in which Nate Silver’s analysis in your chosen blog entry addresses
the salient points of one particular topic related to this class.
2. H.G. Wells once said “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for
efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!” Take a position on
whether you agree or disagree with this statement, and provide a rationale for
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