Dr McCulloch's comments about 'listening to Mozart' and survival relate to the issue of plausibility, not alpha and beta errors
. While it is implausible that 'listening to Mozart' improves survival, this does not alter the meaning of alpha and beta errors
It has also been said that the successful global competitors have profited by learning from Beta errors. They have learned how to reduce these errors and avoid them through careful planning that takes lots of time.
They are risk averse and dedicated to avoid Beta errors, implying that they must accept high levels of Alpha errors.