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08-01-2013, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by E = CH² View Post
Data > Emotion, you are right. But made up or incorrect data is just as worthless.
Made up, incorrect, or even just slightly off data is MUCH worse than conclusions reached via emotion/subjective interpretation...

the use/reliance on data carries with it an implied sense of objective certainty, which suffocates reasonable doubt/critique.

a small flaw in data collection or interpretation by default creates an exponential error in judgment because of the certainty bias.

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