28 June 2016
Percent Logic – Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
Statistics are important. We can use them honestly understand behaviors, opinions, and conditions. Statistics allow us to measure and quantify. They are a valid part of research and understanding.
The problem with statistics is that they are subject to abuse. It is easy to dishonestly represent what they say and mean. It is easy to manipulate data to get the answers we wish. Without integrity statics are a dangerous weapon.
In this political and oddly violent season we see all kinds of statistics supporting this or that position. Beyond the manipulation of the data comes the inequitable application of statistical logic to social situations. We use percent logic to create memes that support our position but do not allow that to be equalized across a spectrum.
I believe that it is very difficult to legislate morality and do so equitably. It is also difficult to measure some things equitably. We cannot say that all things are equal statistically and have a moral society. It just does not work that way.
I am thinking through the things that are being measured in our society and wondering how to assure that I filter the data through faith. I hope you will walk through some reasoning on logic with me Dear Reader. I always value your thoughts and questions. After all, 100% of you are precious to me.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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