I know you think you've got it all figured out, Youngboy, but...
June 8 2001 at 7:47 AM

Response to Untitled

...you would benefit from a fairly basic understanding of probability and statistics, as well as a thorough but not overly involved understanding of world history. Everyone becomes a little less evil, and these days become far less unique when you understand how human civilziation has performed and behaved the last few thousand years.

A wise man once said, "I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything," and that's a good stance. It's fine to consider something strange to be possible, but to believe in the face of contrary evidence or no evidence suggests you have some desire to believe as you do. Badmouthing logic, reason, and the scientific method, which if anything at least is a self-correcting reasoning process, makes you look like, well, an impressionable young boy. I'd be fascinated to learn what you consider legitimate, misunderstood phenonema that can't in any way be explained by rational means. Do tell.

The election, by the way, was a statistical dead heat. Clearly, some guy got more votes than the other in Florida, and had the election been run in parallel twenty times, there would have been twenty different vote totals. Don't let your liberal proclivities blind you to the fact that the election was, indeed, a staitstical tie. Meaning the margin of victory was well, well within the expected and accepted margin of error.

As far as your pal Lenny goes...nothing prevented you from voting for him. Just don't expect the rest of us to want him to be president.


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