I’m not the first one to recognize this and won’t be the last but those who work with computer formulas and those who work will business models know it and there’s a lot of good information out on the web about this with documentation of you want to look for it. Someone told me the other day that after reading some of my articles here, they came to the realization that “computers can be wrong now” unlike what we knew for years. In the early days the use of “boring” lineal data was about all we had out there. I say boring because it’s flat out math, accounting, budgets, all the “real” numbers out there that help businesses run. It’s not like that anymore.
To kind of elaborate a bit more on PLOS One, we now have this, an abstract on how to head off some of the fiction some methodologies on how to head off the some of the fiction or as it’s called “fiddling” with P Values. Why would somebody write this abstract and offer this type of information if they didn’t think they were helping solve a problem?
It’s a tangled web out there of credible and non credible data at work and with such a strong driving force of money we have today is there any way to correct any of this? I read an article at Zero Hedge the other day and the title was “All I want for Christmas is the Truth”..I think we can all relate to that but the chances of that happening are slim and none as Santa, who is the big symbol of Christmas is fat and obese and the symbol of everything the analytics tell us is wrong with us relative to weight and he’s not business professional either so the poor guy doesn’t stand a chance. On the other hand though is that us, as humans, we still love him anyway and accept for what he is and the joy he brings to all. But again, let’s not fall into the caverns of fiction that can only see that he is obese as he too could be destroyed by exploiting his risk but never mind the sack of presents he carries:) If we didn’t have this issue in healthcare, I don’t this this institute at the link below would have been created and I’m glad they are around too. In summary, there’s a lot more room for some humanism today.
Earlier this year I posted a video with Dr. Hamburg, head of the FDA giving her address at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and she has a very tough and sometimes thankless job, but what she says here is good and she gets it and thank goodness we don’t have a “business executive type” running the FDA!
In the left hand side of this blog you can find the 4 videos that I chose that I think really make some phenomenal and accurate assessments of where we are today. These are people much smarter than me but I hope by grouping all of them together for viewing that it might give some food for thought out there as to the title of this post.. Just scroll down a little and they are always here and if I run across others, I’ll add them. To risk or not to risk, …a huge issue today with digging to find truth and reality and separate it from the fiction we have been fed for the pursuit of money. The economy and all of us depend on it.