“I’ve always felt like something of an outsider. I’ve always had friends, but I’ve always come from an outside point of view. I think that’s important. If you grow up gay, or in a household that’s agnostic, when most people are religious, then from the get-go, you are saying that there are things that the majority of society believes that I don’t believe”.
A math genius and celebrated baseball statistician whose uncannily accurate presidential election forecasts have shaken up the world of political polling.
Nate Silver has been called a “spreadsheet psychic” and “number-crunching prodigy” by New York Magazine. He comes out of the world of baseball statistics, but during the 2008 presidential election primaries, he turned his sights and his amazing predictive abilities and forecasting models to the game of politics and current events – with incredible results.
Check out his awesome website FiveThirtyEight.com
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