This is the loon who ran for MA Senate I think. Still spewing his crazy BS. Why are US desis either right wing lunatics or very progressive? Nothing in between. It's loco...
Referring to video here: https://youtu.be/Ztu5Y5obWPk
TL;DR- What does this analysis get correct and what does it get wrong? Anything in between (half-assed)? Please be serious in your response to this thread.
I'm trying to let go of my bias as I do identifying as left-leaning progressive, I'm a 30yo caucasian male living in a blue county on the west coast, I'm sure the list goes on. Before all of those things, I attempted to watch this video as a statistician- I have five semesters of stats under my belt, about to finish MS in molecular biology. All of those disclaimers out of the way, I'm posting here for objective (insofar as is possible) critique on this analysis.
So far, what issues I've been able to pick out after watching 45min in once is as follows, in no certain order:
-Not a single statistic is given. I understand it was mentioned the video was an attempt to explain to any person who could then explain it to another, but good luck doing that with the concept of a t-test, let alone a full-on analysis. I saw no r-squared, no line equation, no in-depth discussion of the flat-to-negative correlation (thus no explanation of effects on leverage), no analyses of homoscedasticity (according to previous point, big issue there), no mathematical relation within or between counties... No statistics to be seen.
-The raw data was not shared, linked to, identified simply. This likely happens more often than I'd appreciate, but in such a case as this, I would really appreciate them being so transparent as to make the data available for others to analyze, as any scientist should if they are thorough enough to accept both confirmation and critique.
-Confounding variables were left virtually untouched. The Discussion portion of the video touched lightly on some possible effects, but hardly enough or at a worthy depth to consider them as willfully pointing out their own biases.
-The graphs, alluded to as being basically identical (in their words, more or less- can't quite it as such, but you get it), have different axis ranges... what happened to starting with 0% and ending with 100%?
-Many issues in regards to the last point, where major discrepancies in the parameters are present and even obvious (e.g. straight ticket reaching past 80% in one county vs hardly past 30% in another). I wouldn't have passed intro to stats if I had used graphs like this!!
-I wish I could state what I found right with the analysis, but what was done right? It felt li... keep reading on reddit ➡
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It's very unusual to see a candidate running who shows genuine promise and doesn't seem to be afraid to speak the truth, but there's one running for Senate in Massachusetts, home to so much of the university and medical establishment that's played such a big role in the attack on our rights under the guise of coronavirus.
There's a decent article written about him (here)[https://www.gazettenet.com/Shiva-Ayyudarai-Republican-candidate-for-U-S-Senate-campaigns-in-Greenfield-35835680]
Shiva has made it extremely clear he opposes forced vaccination, not only of the coronavirus, but if any sort. He is not against the concept of vaccines, but wants the entire industry overhauled and its power limited, and more attention given to living a healthy life through excercise, clean air, water, and food. From the very beginning, he recognized that the coronavirus was an attempt by the elites to gain power, and has called this out ever since.
From the article: The major points in his platform, he said, have to do with overhauling digital communication, health care and academic research, all of which he says have been compromised by corporate interests.
In health care, Ayyadurai supports a direct primary care model that would reduce the role of insurance companies and, he says, would allow doctors to provide more individualized care to patients.
In digital communication, he proposes breaking the control of private companies like Facebook and Google by using the U.S. Postal Service to create competitively priced alternatives to services now only provided by private companies, as the Postal Service historically has done with mail.
In academic research, Ayyadurai proposes that researchers who receive federal funding would be required to publicize all the data from their work, not just their final conclusions. In the current model, he says, scientists can “cherry-pick” results to support certain conclusions and can be bribed by corporations to produce findings that support their interests.
The MA Senate primary is on September 1. Shiva has NOT been allowed to debate, despite being firmly on the ballot, showing just how scared the elites in Massachusetts are of him. If you or anyone you know lives there, get out there and vote!
He's been discussed on this sub a few times previously, mainly associated with various headlines like him claiming himself as the inventor of email as well as being accused of spreading false COVID-19 information and what not...Recently he's been making headlines against as a "MIT PHD" that is mathematically proved Trump won the election. This has also been very controversial.
I'm not trying to start a flame war or anything but I just want to know what the broader Indian community thinks about him? A lot of the content on wikipedia or the web about him gives me the impression that he has been getting into controversies more often than not...