Monthly Archives: April 2013

How often do teams with low seeds win a championship in major U.S. professional sports?

Since the turn of the century, how often have low-seeded teams (seeded in the bottom half of the playoff table) in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League or the National Basketball Association won the championship? … Continue reading

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Physicians, evolution, and religion, Part 2

Are physicians more likely than the general public to believe in evolution? One poll asked the same Gallup Poll questions we saw in Part 1 – and in fact 38% of physicians believe in evolution, compared to 15% of the … Continue reading

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Physicians, evolution, and religion, Part 1

Do you believe in evolution? It appears that most Americans don’t. A 2009 Gallup poll asked “Do you, personally, believe in the theory of evolution, do you not believe in evolution, or don’t you have an opinion either way?” and … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball and the teams that don’t spend money

Much of the attention related to payroll in Major League Baseball is focused on the teams with comparatively large payrolls – mostly the Yankees and then whatever team is currently trying to keep with them. This year it is the … Continue reading

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