(Thanks to Lagatta à Montréal for reminding me about this treasure viewed on Marc's Amsterdamize)
The academics are out in force in the media playing boffin 'ping-pong' over quad bikes.
In the 'Blue Corner' we've got Professor Raphael Grzebieta taking on the Californian researcher Dr John Zellner in the 'Red Corner' ... and the aussie prof is lobbing back over the net some pretty interesting shots of speculation and hypothesis ...
... yes, apparently Dr Zellner's work is full of them ... and not only that, apparently his work is based on computer simulations too
... and also, Dr Zillman's work lacks any field data.
I'm sorry but that is just too too funny!
Pray tell, Prof Grzebieta, exactly what field data did you have when you championed mandatory helmet laws?
(and stating mandatory helmet laws were 'a no-brainer' does not count)
Did your observational self-reporting studies count as field data or more like, speculation or hypothesis?
Surely it's fair to conclude that twenty years plus into this uniquely bicycle helmet experiment of ours, there has been no net benefit in terms of staving off injuries as a result of bicycle helmet law, and not only that, unquestionably we have become the laughing stock of the world.
... 'hypothetical testing only' ... 'based on computer simulation.'
Oh eminent prof ... re mandatory helmet laws, learn from the babies!
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