Sunday, May 03, 2020

RE: Tonight's address by Dr Giammattei...

"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 Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

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.

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