Update Classic Posts page link fixed.
When & Where
I have no idea. As soon as somebody hires me to give them.
Since I am out of the system, I don’t know anybody and thus can’t ask the right personages, whomever they may be, so I’m asking you, dear readers, on the wee small chance you might be the right person.
Titles of some talks:
- The Over-Certainty Pandemic,
- Science, Not Scientism,
- Everything You Believe About Statistics is Wrong,
- Top Seven Fallacies in Probability and Statistics,
- What Predictive Analytics Should Be,
- Global Warming Isn’t So Hot.
Custom talks, seminars, classes and so forth made on request. See the Classic Posts page for sample videos.
Blog Changes: Classic Posts
Navigation is easier, and after I winnow some of the older material on statistics, it will be easier still.
I’ve also cleaned up the Who is WMB page. Pay special attention to the words “I am wholly independent; i.e., I have no position. I depend on you, dear reader, for my livelihood. I do not jest. Spread the word.”
Be careful who you spread it to. I was lined up at a major you-know-the-name think tank for a position on exposing the statistical errors in global warming, but it turned out upon vetting, so I was point-blank told, that a VP at the fine organization was himself same-sex attracted and took wild exception to my position on so-called same-sex marriage. So my job was called off.
What have the two things, global warming and the philosophy of natural law, to do with one another? “Nothing” is the answer I’m looking for. But politics is politics.
This reminds me of the best advice I can give new academics: keep your mouth shut and toe the line until you get tenure. But by then, of course, it might be too late.
Update For climate fans, it seems appropriate here to re-present the running total of all consideration I have received for my work on global warming: $0 (rounded to the nearest dollar). I only wish the conspiracy fans were right about Big Oil passing out money like the government does grants to true believers.
I’ve been asked by people via email about where folks can go to read more about Time Series, particularly those new and shiny methods written about it “Netherlands Temperature Controversy: Or, Yet Again, How Not To Do Time Series“. Here.
And in my upcoming book—to be published by…?
I am the only one I know who writes about these things. All statistics books I know are interested, as is natural, in discussing zippy keen methods and not the philosophy. Not only with time series, but with all sorts of analyses. It’s not that the philosophy is entirely neglected, but it’s a poor cousin next to the mathematics.
Incidentally, I was very proud of us with that post. Many people, whether the agree or disagree, are finally starting to understand what I’m saying. If you understood that post, then you’ll finally get this one: “The True Meaning Of Statistical Models.” I’ll redo this one (yet again) maybe tomorrow or Monday. Not repost, redo. There’s always another way to state things.
It’s being worked on, slowly and surely. A well known publisher is considering it. If they reject it, which is likely on the premise that most publishers reject most manuscripts, I’ll try with another, then another, then back to self publishing. I’ll comfort myself with the memory that Principia Mathematica was also self published.
On the other hand, the PM, though it was influential, wasn’t read! (I dare you to try.)
Always End With A Joke
Briggs: Jimmy, where are you going tomorrow?
Durante: I’m goin’ to the insane asylum.
Briggs: An insane asylym?
Durante: Yeah, I’m gonna get me a ravin’ beauty.