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F*** your f*c*ed-up theories. An ode to data.

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The world seems full of blathering babble

And everyone has their own pet hypothesis.

Deliberately misinterpreting the data

Based solely upon their own needs.

Now as a chemical engineer I love precise data, I love planning the test rig to obtain the data I crave. I don’t design the rig to give me the answer I want, it’s more fun if it shows me what I don’t know, and horrible when it indicates nothing at all, until, redesign the rig, yay! Give curiosity a cheer.

The worst thing that can happen is when you publish gobbledygook because you rushed to a conclusion based on an incomplete/faulty data set. Gawd, you feel such a twit, hopefully you realized before the prototype was built.

It’s usually better if you say/publish nothing at all, at most, just say, I’m looking into it.

Imagine what the Politicians, News and Social Media would look like if their faulty conclusions blew up in their faces and took half the town out with it.

Ah, the silence would be delicious.

Am I the only one?

Gimmie data!

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