From the perspective of data science, a Muslim ban would weaken security, not strengthen it (click for additional articles by Eric Siegel on analytics and social justice). Originally published by Scientific American June 14, 2017 Let’s not lose our scientific minds. As the White House’s travel ban maneuvers toward the U.S. Supreme Court for possible approval, let’s take a scientific look at whether it makes sense for security. Does data support the ban’s underlying supposition that disallowing Muslims—at least those from certain countries—would decrease the risk of terrorism? This question begs to be addressed, but who’s best suited
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