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02-01-2013, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Qyburn View Post
Stats...well...I won't completely discourage them. But they still should be extremely discouraged. What they amount to is an online person's wish to win an argument, gets questioned, then provides "concrete" evidence to "prove" whatever he's talking about.

It's very weak and while I'd like it if people would grow up and stop it, that won't happen. In fact I'm sure it will only get worse. Much, much, much worse.

We're already seeing this lazy awfulness in thinking in 9/11 conspiracy debates.

"Oh yeah, well PROVE that they didn't die from thermite paint! Prove it! I posted my article, now where's yours!?"
Originally Posted by Qyburn View Post
I didn't mean to make it so real, but it's sad when people put it upon themselves to go out and search for that "infallible" piece of "sourced proof".

As if statistics weren't bad enough, now people are hyperlinking "advanced" statistics unique sort result pages. Oh jeez.

Not good. Not good at all.
Just because you don't understand them does not make them useless.

And comparing statistics to 9/11 conspiracy theories? Really?

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