Yes, I am talking about Mr. Mann’s “Hockey Stick” predictions for our worldwide temperature…based on a computer program that no one can fully follow because it is crap programming done in a crappy way then inputted crap data….which resulted in crap for predictions.
And we (the western world and other countries as well), did it again. We listened to another doomsayer who pointed to his computer program and people listened without investigating….
I’m talking about he computer models that were used to do the predictions for Covid-19…those were also crap programs with crappy programming done in a crappy way that were fed crappy data and therefore gave us crappy predictions….
The models, as we all know, were terribly off. They overestimated the number of deaths by a factor of more than 60. Yep, they estimated (here is the US) more than 6 MILLION deaths due to Covid-19 by now. We have had less than (as of 5/17/2020) 90 thousand. Pretty big difference, Huge error factor.
Ferguson and Imperial College’s refusal of all requests to examine taxpayer-funded code that supported one of the most significant peacetime decisions in British history is entirely contrary to the principles of open science—especially in the Internet age. The Web has created an unprecedented scientific commons, a marketplace of ideas in which Ferguson’s arguments sound only a little better than “the dog ate my homework.” Worst of all, however, Ferguson and Imperial College, through both their work and their haughtiness about it, have put the public at risk. Epidemiological modelling is a valuable tool for public health, and Covid-19 underscores the value of such models in decision-making. But the Imperial College model implementation lends credence to the worst fears of modelling skeptics—namely, that many models are no better than high-stakes gambles played on computers. This isn’t true: well-executed models can contribute to the objective, data-driven decision-making that we should expect from our leaders in a crisis. But leaders need to learn how to vet models and data.
One has to wonder if Ferguson, who has been caught not following the basic rules he suggested to prevent person to person contact (especially not being able to stay away from his mistress) has invested in the fall of the world’s economy ….perhaps in futures markets or other financial vehicles because of his protective measures implemented because of his faulty predictions based on his crappy programming…that he knew was greatly overestimating the impact of Covid-19.
We do know that his behavior is shady since the lockdowns began in response to his predictions.
I smell something.