mikeymo wrote:Mike Sales wrote:Partly. You omitted the bit about helmets for some reason. Nor did you credit S & G.
I didn't need to "credit" them. It wasn't their observation, it was mine. The fact that, as you point out, Spiegelhalter and Goldacre actually agree with my observation, doesn't mean I have to "credit" them. My link was to the study of overtaking distances, helmet wearing and gender. You know, the one I linked to, carried out by Ian Walker. I didn't mention Spiegelhalter and Goldacre, or their comments on the study. Why should I? You seem to have something of an obsession with Spiegelhalter and Goldacre. I'm always wary of people who reference the same study repeatedly as evidence that supports their "point of view". I think it indicates prejudice, an unwillingness to consider other evidence that doesn't support their point of view, and even possibly, to change one's mind.
I also didn't mention helmets, that's true. Well spotted, again. I didn't mention helmets. At all. Because, strange as it might seem, the subject I was interested in was whether anybody has actually tried the wig thing. And if they had what their experience was. Maybe you could have discerned that from the title and the body of the post. If you weren't so determined to push your own opinion.
I am glad you have lost interest in helmets.
You say you were not led to Walker's study by S & G's mention. Fair enough.
I repeat my quoting of S & G because you seem to have no reply to their authoritative article, and make no attempt to acknowledge this.
Now it seems that my repetition is an excuse to ignore it!
Their work is a comprehensive and cogent refutation of the poor quality studies you prefer. It is well expressed and their academic jobs well qualify them to criticise. I can see why you so dislike it.