A bit sad that the main outcome on here of this is people making smutty innuendo of someone's name.
[quote]to be 23 and to arrogantly take just a few weeks to try and discredit years of research of a scientist over 35 years in the field - what fun!
Einstein published his first paper at the age of 22. Who said the emperor has no clothes? Beware the argument from authority.
That said: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61821013/The- ... ise-Minger
is remarkably well composed for a 23 year old with no training in biomedical sciences. There may be errors, but considering the qualification (or lack of) the author I am more impressed by the approach taken by its author than that of the China study despite his impressive track record.
Taking just the data shown on page 4 and the relevant discussion it would highlight a textbook case of the importance of dealing with biases from outliers carefully when seeking to establish correlations. When I see an undergrad attempt a correlation without accounting for an outlier as extreme as the Tuoli datum in a dataset I am disappointed. If I saw it in a peer-reviewed paper by a professional academic I would be outraged.
I've wasted enough time of my life that I'll never get back arguing with China study fanbois on here, mainly about the animal experiments Campbell did in the 1980s and which form the experimental basis of the China epidemiology study itself being distinctly dodgy (see: search function for more about giving rats casein than they -or you- could possibly stomach), so for one I can appreciate that there may be flaws in the work. Assuming Ms Minger is not a mere sockpuppet I personally feel it's refreshing to see a youngster from outside the sciences get angry about what looks like bad science, smells like bad science and tastes like bad science.
Luv & kisses,
Shencyn ap Cockweasel.
27 and 1/2.