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08-31-2013, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
I reject your claim. There are at least two flaws in your claim:

1) Hockey statistics has not demonstrated that it is a "science". At best, it closer to economics and "political science" than it is to physics or chemistry.
2) Many of us who work with data and theory for a living, probably most, recognise that there is a difference between that which is known and that which can be known. "Momentum" has at this point not been measured, apparently. That does not imply that it will never be measured, nor does it imply that it does not exist. It just means that the crude methods employed by Sabremetrics people have not convincingly isolated the momentum factor.
It is human arrogance and ego which believes that we can or will eventually "know it all".

Understandably uncomfortable for such egos to accept or make peace with being unable or incapable of ever being the omnipotent god created by the very same collective ego...

Funny thing is that the true experts in this realm understand better than anyone that at its highest levels, human performance is always ultimately subject to a degree of "chance" no calculation can predict. Control what you can and find peace with what you can't... A simple wisdom that weak egos are unable to comprehend.

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