Re: [asa] Consensus science

From: Murray Hogg <>
Date: Wed Aug 26 2009 - 19:04:41 EDT

Randy Isaac wrote:
 So I
> think it is a high compliment to say that ASA members on this list
> uncritically accept consensus science in areas where they are not expert
> rather than rejecting it.


If the scientific community doesn't place trust in the educated judgements of its best informed practitioners, then the entire exercise becomes pointless.

Trying to assess inductive assessments of broad swathes of data by applying the tools of deductive analysis to single data points is like trying to use a hammer to tighten a bolt: wrong tool, bad result.


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