I have to admire the thousands of anonymous Wikipedians who catch the mistakes of poseurs such as myself, and I’m looking forward to the forthcoming correction in the journal. The editors of JTB must be pretty embarrassed to have published a letter that was so wrong–but I guess it makes sense that they could be bamboozled by a statistician from a fancy Ivy League college.
Oh well, at least it’s better that I learn the error of my ways now than that I live the rest of my life under the illusion that I knew what I was doing all this time!
P.S. I wish the anonymous Wikipedia editor had contacted me directly regarding my mistakes. As it is, I may never learn exactly how my criticisms have been “already addressed and corrected.”
P.P.S. Due to the dynamic nature of Wikipedia, the above is now out of date. (Latest version is here.) Take a look at the comments below.