Ends midnight December 30, 2013. Contest: Prize will be a choice of any 1 of 8 books below.
THE RULES ARE MUCH EASIER STARTING IN MAY 2013. In addition to using Elba, a candidate for a winning palindrome must use only ONE word:
Plurals and other obvious variations are OK. Spelling counts. I will deliberately avoid posting more than a very few that satisfy all the requirements (obviously you can’t just copy mine but they may be used as hints for yours). You may send more than one. If there are multiple candidates, the judges on Elba decide. (If we ever get more than one or two, new procedures may be introduced.)
SEND YOUR CANDIDATES TO ME AT ERROR@VT.EDU
Previous palindrome contests included:
runs test, omnibus, cycle, dominate, editor, data, Model, sample, random, probable, Bayes, confident, likely, error, decision, variable, integrate, maximal, median (comedian), interpret, action, code, predict, luck, assess, model, simple, null, bootstrap,minimum, wrong, prefer, dogma, (s)exist, email, contest, dualist, logic, severe.
Error and Inference: Recent Exchanges on Experimental Reasoning, Reliability and the Objectivity and Rationality of Science (D. G. Mayo and A. Spanos 2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); Fisher, Neyman and the Creation of Classical Statistics (E. L. Lehmann 2012, Dordrecht, New York: Springer); Principles of Applied Statistics (D. R. Cox and C. A. Donnelly 2011, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); Large Scale Inference (B. Efron 2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk and Health (S. Senn 2003, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge (D. Mayo 1996, Chicago); Critical Thinking: Consider the verdict (B. Waller 6th ed, Probability Theory and Statistical Inference (A. Spanos 1999).).