Even if it was, in what way would it be superior to Usenet?
Statistics is more often than not used as a "tool on the side" to illustrate study conclusions, while it should be at the very heart of any scientific analysis, all the way from the initial measurement planning to the model validation and further. Too often, the scientific process is still largely based on subjective judgement instead of robust statistics. While experience helps to avoid glaring errors, the process is doomed to produce erratic research as long as decent statistics are not involved. Judgement can be deceived, numbers can't.
Quite interesting in this regard: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/57091/title/Odds_are,_its_wrong
This study might be interesting in this context: http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.5009v1
Anyway, I have no data to support this. I just *fear* that they have their numbers going for them.
Am I the only one who finds this statement on the perverse side?
Now *THAT* is a challenge
Celsius temperature is an SI derived unit, so it is nowhere near obsolete. The inch, on the other hand, is indeed as obsolete as Margaret Thatcher.
See here, for instance.