I am reminded it is Friday, having just gotten a Skype call from friends back at Elbar; so here’s another little contest. Each of the following statisticians provided useful help on drafts of papers I was writing in response to (Bayesian) critics. One of them, to my surprise, attached the following poem to his remarks:
A toast is due to one who slays
Misguided followers of Bayes,
And in their heart strikes fear and terror,
With probabilities of error!
Without looking this up, guess the author:
1) I.J. Good
2) George Barnard
3) Erich Lehmann
4) Oscar Kempthorne
The first correct guess will receive an amusing picture from “the whaler” sent from Elbar.
(Note: The author wanted me to note that this poem was to be taken in a jocular vein. )