"One example [of intentional bullshit] might be this insistence for a while on graphing the number of cases on a per-capita basis, so that people could say the US response is so much better than the rest of the world because we have a slower rate of growth per capita. That was basically graphical malfeasance or bullshit. When a wildfire starts spreading, you’re interested in how it’s spreading now, not whether it’s spreading in a 100-acre wood or millions of square miles of national forest."
Professor Carl Bergstrom, expert on information flow in biology and author of
Put simply, if your house is about to be burned down by a forest fire, the size of the forest is kind of irrelevant.
As is the fate of another house in a similar predicament in northern Mexico.