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Monday, June 13, 2011

Questioning the Data...


I am frequently attacked by academics for denying the data ...
3. "Culled data... Keynesian catnip": Right. When the data contradict your deeply held beliefs, the data must be wrong.
The charge comes in different forms and it is partially correct. In fact, I question "the data" ( is it complete? is it manipulated? what agenda may be driving the data?) as it is always presented through the massaging magic of statistics.

After the global warming scandal it is amazing we let academics anywhere near such an easily abused tool as statistics.


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