miscompute


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miscompute

(ˌmɪskəmˈpjuːt)
vb (tr)
to compute incorrectly
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I hope the following list accurately restates his chief complaints: (1) We mistakenly think anecdotal evidence has weight as scientific evidence; (2) we misuse anecdotal evidence in a manner similar to the old "fagot" theory; (3) we misunderstand statistical results likely to come from random versus constant errors; (4) we improperly depend upon hindsight (post hoc analysis) for our cost/benefit analysis; (5) we fail to consider some alternative explanations and also miscompute the probability for Greta Alexander's alleged hits in the Mary Cousette case; (6) we "endorse" Uri Geller's claims of psi; and (7) our appeal for more data along similar lines simply cannot further scientific understanding.