[ExI] significant figures

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Tue Jan 21 14:59:34 UTC 2020



>… has lied 16,241 times in the 3 years …  



News people often mix numbers having several significant digits to a subjective category.  It is analogous to saying “In the northern hemisphere it is cold 37.641 percent of the time.”  That depends of course on who is being asked if it is cold.


News people don’t really get this.


Science rules in our world.  Math rules reality.  The rest of it is just sound and fury.




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