Thoughts about Extrapolating

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Ninja

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Oh, how many quotes fit this...

Common sense is just another name for the prejudices we've been taught all our lives. -Steven Hawking –

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity. ALBERT EINSTEIN

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ALBERT EINSTEIN

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. ALBERT EINSTEIN

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." ALBERT EINSTEIN

...just endless... perhaps this one's best:

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. - P. J. Plauger
 

bobdoering

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On making decisions with averaging:

I was giving an ASQ presentation one time in a hotel conference room with no windows. One of the section members got a call from his wife asking if he was OK. He responded "OK with what?" Apparently, a tornado had passed by the area where we were. It hit a Staples store on one side of us and a greenhouse on the other side of us. It was a stupid tornado, because there was a perfectly good trailer park right near us, and it went for a greenhouse. (For those of you not familiar with tornados, for some reason they typically have a taste for trailer parks.) So, on the average, it was a direct hit. So, had we made decisions based on averages, we should have started to rescue people from the rubble....but.....there was no rubble. :bonk:
 

Bev D

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ah tornadoes...those of us from the Midwest understand the phrase "finger of god". why a tornado hits one thing skips or veers the next thing and hit something else is still a mystery of physics.
 
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