There is a general belief that science progresses over time and given that the number of scientists is increasing, this is a reasonable first approximation. The use of statistics in ecology has beeā¦

Source: *On Statistical Progress in Ecology | Ecological Rants*

A blog post by Charles Krebs complements my previous posts on *P*-values and reminds us that statistical analysis and models are tools in our search for understanding. In the end what matters are the “new insights” as Krebs writes, or more boldly as I sometimes say “ideas are what matters, data just let us imagine and assessĀ those new ideas.”