Thursday, March 3, 2011
I haven't read (yet) Scott Creel and Jay Rotella's article that is at the heart of this controversy, but I can feel for them. It is necessary to make assumptions when constructing a population model - and if you make different assumptions you'll get different results. The fact that the paper is peer-reviewed increases my confidence that their assumptions are defensible. Unfortunately, the results are not politically palatable! I'm looking forward to digging into their study in detail.