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Getting Credit (or blame) for Something You Don’t Deserve (and first honorable mention)

Ruler at the Bottom of Ocean
It was three months ago that I began this blog with “overheard at the comedy hour at the Bayesian retreat” …and we’re not at near the end of the repertoire of jokes   This last, in effect, accuses the frequentist error-statistical account of licensing the following (make-believe) argument after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010:
Oil Exec: We had highly reliable evidence that H: the pressure was at normal levels on April 20, 2010!

Senator: But you conceded that whenever your measuring tool showed dangerous or ambiguous readings, you continually lowered the pressure, and that the stringent “cement bond log” test was entirely skipped. Continue reading

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