Fair enough:) I don't have the math to argue with you on this.
However, I would also not take it upon myself to argue with a certain IBM statastician whos work was the basis of at least some (I think, fairly major) elements of the statistics used in the process I am describing.
Examine what is said, not who speaks.
"Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller
If I understand your problem, I can solve it! Of course, the same can be said for you.