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Arne BS: US Now Officially Losing in Iraq... (165* d) RE: BS: US Now Officially Losing in Iraq... 10 Dec 06


link to pdf of just one paper critical of the Lancet study

Webpage of one scientist critical of the Lancet study

So where's the rest? One scientist (or group of such) isn't "widely and totally discredited" as Teribus puts it.

The paper Wolfgang cites above is based on false assumptions, promarily that the sampling was biased towards main streets. The authors of the Lancet study have responded to this mischaracterisation of their study. See here for more discussion on this.

In addition, the critics, in their paper (which, AFAIK hasn't been peer-reviewed or published) make up their own numbers out of thin air, rather than actually measuring them, in pretending to show the amount of bias due to the non-existent 'bias towards main streets'.

Here's the Lancet paper. As they state, they selected region, town, neighbourhood, and then house using random numbers.

Wolfgang's web site reference is just a rehash of basically the same stuff as the paper cited, which, as I pointed out, itself has two major flaws (aside from apparently being unreviewed).


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