FEELSLIKE vs LOOKSLIKE vs FACTS
I constantly bash "scientists" and "media" for ignoring timelines, compressing data into one blob with stats
or extending a brief pulse into a linear extrapolation to infinity.
Now I'm doing it myself, and I need to break the habit.
FEELS LIKE this winter is infinite and permanent. FEELS LIKE it's gone on for months and months and months with no relief, and will continue for years and years and years.
The current LOOKS LIKE isn't far from the FEELS LIKE.
But in FACT this winter has only been here for TWO FUCKING WEEKS, and the real action was contained in ONE EXTREMELY FUCKING WEEK.
Before Feb 8 we had occasional one-inch and two-inch snows, which melted quickly and didn't stick around. Real winter began on Feb 8, and Nature has done a great job of compressing data into one frozen blob.
Labels: Blinded by Stats, coot-proofing, Metrology