# Search results for ‘predictive statistics’

## I Bring You Glad Tidings! Three New Papers Prove (Again) You Can Take Them Off Without Worry

“Masks don’t work” is a proposition, like all propositions, that carries implicit definitions. In this case it means mask mandates don’t reduce the spread of respiratory diseases. It does not mean that […]

## Probability Thought Experiment With NNT: Reader Question

From reader Ernst, this interesting probability/statistics question. First, NNT = number needed to treat, which is, stealing from this site to save time, “The Number Needed to Treat (NNT) is the number […]

## When We Abandon Statistical Significance, Non-Statisticians Will Resist The Strongest

Regular readers will know the arguments and evidence proving P-values should no longer be used for any reason. If you still doubt, which I doubt, read this paper. Every decision of interest […]

## Rare Week Of Good News, And Some Bad — Coronavirus Update XCIV

JOY IN THE STREETS If not joy, then at least some broad grins. This is the first week, in the nearly 100 we have been tracking, in which we have seen some […]

## The Sorrow And The Pity Of P-values

Thanks to the Wrath of Gnon, we have this report: Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire, from Phys.org. Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge […]

## CDC Flashes Its Wee P At Us In Thin Effort To Uphold The Cult of the Mask: Coronavirus Update LVI

EXPERTS FLASH THEIR WEE P Masks are the uniform of the effeminate. You’ll have heard by now of CDC’s latest mask study, in which grown experts flash their wee p-values at us […]

## A Review Of The Covid Panic: Starting With Taleb’s January 2020 Frenzy & Ending In Our New Concentration Camps

This is update CIX. Let’s summarize, shall we? My first post on the panic was 27 January 2020: “Taleb Chastises Calm Journalist, Advises Precautionary Panic To Coronavirus“. Taleb almost at once became […]