posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:00 PM
Originally posted by K J Gunderson
Originally posted by seethelight
reply to post by K J Gunderson
Says the guy who can't do simple math.
I can do simple math just fine. I just do not bother doing math that comes from a bad premise. If I cannot get past your premise, why would I check
The point is simple.
1000 is a very small percentage of the millions of engineers in the world.
That is right. What percentage of those millions have spoken out in favor of the OS?
If you had 2%, maybe you could claim there's a huge silent majority, but less than 1/10th of 1%.. cmon.
Where do you get any number on which to base the silent majority? You are just assuming that a small percent of vocal people means an even lower
percent keeping quiet. You do realize that works both ways. There is an even smaller amount of them speaking out in favor of the OS so according to
you and even smaller amount quietly support the OS. That means 1% believe the OS is a lie. Less than that believe it is true. The rest have not said
anything at all so you have nothing but assumptions.
You are right, it is simple. Why can't you get it?
And guess what, I'm not claiming what the others believe, but it's clear that if there a popular belief amongst engineers, there'd be more
Evidence of what? How is it clear? Just saying things makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside doesn't it? You are gonna live forever and always be
Like I said, most studies and polls say anything less than 1% is essential statistically insignificant.
Less than 1% of what? You keep saying the whole but you do not have a sample of the whole to measure with. You only have this number. You need
to show us that an even greater percentage back the OS in order for any of what you are saying to be valid.
WHY IS THIS SO HARD FOR YOU?
So, why go around saying, "a statistically insignificant number of engineers agree with me?"
I am not sure. You are the one with the lower number of engineers voicing agreement with you. You tell me. I apparently have about 1000. How many do
You might as well say, "a majority of people that think America is secretly run by satanic cults agree with me".
Both are meaningless.
That is just silly. snip
Last response you get, at least for a while:
Polls say the numbers are valid, give or take 1% for error. In other words they could be wrong by up to 1%. Scientific data will sometimes say as much
Not surprised you didn't know that.
1% of the total number of licensed engineers have expressed an opinion about this.
The "evidence" is that if there was huge popular groundsweel we'd see some proof, like thousands signing petitions, or joining this or similar
groups, or writing papers about it, or talking to the media in large numbers.
None of that is happening.
Sorry if I don't trust your math, you're reading is for snip
your comprehension is for snip
you're ability to understand complex
arguments is for snip
So yeah, hard to believe that you'd make such a simple math mistake unless you were also incompotent at that.
And before you start whining, remember you've repeatedly called me a liar.
I assume that in your confused state you see any threat to your faith as a lie, but I have a lot of ACTUAL proof of your basic inability to find
simple thing, answer easy questions do basic math.
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