Advice to Dr. Barry Mclennan:
the integrity of research is more important than more research

Nipawin - March 4, 2001 - by: Mario deSantis
   

wish to
find out

William James used to preach the 'will to believe.' For my part, I should wish to preach the 'will to doubt.' ...What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.--- Bertrand Russell

 

 

trademark

The Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is defending its flawed No-Fault Insurance
program and in the process SGI is going against the law while at the same time is putting
itself above the law(1). This injustice has been the typical of the Romanow's
patriotic socialist government(2). No-Fault Insurance was implemented in Saskatchewan
in 1995 by the Romanow's Government, and this legislation has prevented the injured
victims to seek remedies for suffering and pain through the Court.

 

 

integrity

Further, in order to scientifically support the benefit of No-Fault Insurance, SGI paid over
one million dollars for a fraudulent research directed by Dr. David Cassidy at the University
of Saskatchewan. This fraudulent research has undermined the integrity of the Saskatchewan
Government, the integrity of SGI, and the integrity of the University of Saskatchewan.

 

 

fully
supportive

Dr. Barry McLennan, assistant dean of research at the University of Saskatchewan, has
strongly supported the work of Dr. Cassidy and has stated that
the university takes great pride in the calibre and integrity of
both its research staff and research work. It is fully supportive of
Cassidy's work and accomplishments(3).

 

 

flawed

Dr. Emma Bartfay(4) and Dr. Wayne Lepnurm(5) have both worked with Dr. Cassidy and
have both stated that Dr. Cassidy's research was fundamentally flawed. Therefore, it is
extremely important to remind Dr. McLennan and his friends of the way models or
researches should be conducted. In this regard I find very appropriate to quote Dr. John
Sterman:

confirmation
bias

Modelers (or researchers) often fail to document their work,
preventing others from replicating and extending it. Modelers
and clients often suffer from confirmation bias, selectively
presenting data favorable to their preconceptions, and then stickin'
to their stories despite the evidence. Model testing should instead
be designed to uncover errors so you and your clients can
understand the model's limitations, improve it, and ultimately use
the best available model (research) to assist in important
decisions(6).

 

 

reputation

As a consequence, while Dr. McLennan wants more research to challenge Dr. Cassidy's
research, I invite him to redirect his attention to the integrity of any further research and
work for the re-establishment of the reputation of the University of Saskatchewan(7).
   
------------References/endnotes:
   
  List of relevant political and economics articles http://ensign.ftlcomm.com
   

 

Comprehensive Coverage of nofault No-Fault Insurance, Coalition Against No-fault Insurance, http://www.angelfire.com/nf/coalitionagainstnf/

 

 

1.
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Common Law versus the Axis Larry Fogg and Honourable Janice MacKinnon: Madam Justice G.A. Smith finds SGI in Contempt of Court, by Mario deSantisFebruary 21, 2001

 

 

2.

Injusticebusters, http://www.injusticebusters.com/

 

 

3.
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Proper way to challenge study: more research, by Dr. Barry McLennan, The StarPhoenix, June 30, 2000, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

 

4.
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No-Fault is not an administrative matter, it is a political matter, it affects all of us. By Mario deSantis, June 9, 2000

 

 

5.
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CBC RADIO NEWS DR. LEPNURM, Coalition Against No-Fault, http://www.angelfire.com/nf/coalitionagainstnf/cbc_radio_show_on_rehab.htm

 

 

6.
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Truth and Beauty: Validation and Model testing, Business Dynamics, by John D. Sterman, page 846 http://www.mhhe.com/sterman

 

 

7.

Research, Reputations and Responsibility, by Timothy Shire, July 2, 2000