Masquerading as Rigorous Science

In our days, serious arguments have been made from data. Beautiful, delicate theorems have been proved; although the connection with data analysis often remains to be established. And an enormous amount of fiction has been produced, masquerading as rigorous science.1

I would like to believe that, if only more statisticians wrote like David Freedman, we might succeed in ridding ourselves of so much of the fashionable nonsense that masquerades as science today.

Hat tip to Jiaying Zhao for bringing this truly amazing article to my attention.

  1. David Freedman : Foundations of Science : Some Issues in the Foundation of Statistics