[EM] Fwd: [Offline] IRV debate to RBJ and Mike O
rbj at audioimagination.com
Sun Jan 22 06:33:58 PST 2012
listen guys, i plonked MIKE OSSIPOFF long ago. except from what you
repeat, i have no idea what he's been saying.
r b-j rbj at audioimagination.com
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
On 1/21/12 10:04 PM, David L Wetzell wrote:
> A word from someone who is more grounded in "real life"...
> To: David L Wetzell <wetzelld at gmail.com <mailto:wetzelld at gmail.com>>
> Mr. Wetzell, tell Mr. Ossipuff and the list (1) to look at the article
> /Multicollinearity and Micronumerosity
> to see the word in action; and (2) "micronumerosity" is an *English*
> word, and English is a language chock full of words formed from many
> other languages, including Greek and Latin.
> - Ken Bearman
> * ... which I found merely by Googling "micronumerosity". As you
> also wrote, "[I]s EM the true standard for real life or is it biased
> by virtue of how its members are oft removed from the world of real
> life activism?" ... and dictionaries.
> On 1/21/2012 2:39 PM, David L Wetzell wrote:
>> Dave says:
>> It's called the problem of micronumerosity.
>> MO:Nonsense. That isn't a descriptive name. No doubt anything is
>> called by different names by
>> different people. The problem referred to is best known, well
>> known, as the spoiler problem, which is also an incomparably
>> better descriptive (if less pretentious) term. Maybe IRV's
>> spoiler problem is called "the problem of micronumerosity" by the
>> same people (or person?) who use your other pretentiously
>> pseudoscientific language.
>> dlw: Micronumerosity is not nonsense. it may be better known as the
>> "Law of Small Numbers
>> which says people come to decisions based on too small of a sample.
>> The "negative" effects of the possibility of a non-CW winner in an
>> IRV-ish election can and should be observed on the basis of many
>> elections,not two...
>> The use of "micronumerosity" reveals an ignorance of word-origin:
>> The first part of it is Greek, and the last part of it is Latin.
>> Like there was never any historic influence between the Greeks and
>> Rome? They both were affected by the cultural imports of Pythagoras
>> <https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=riedweg+pythagoras#pq=riedweg+pythagoras&hl=en&tok=N4J8peRbtZMrgOHX890Tfg&cp=47&gs_id=l&xhr=t&q=pythagoras+his+life+teaching+and+influence+by+christoph+riedweg&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=%22Pythagoras:+his+life,+teaching,+and+influence%22&aq=0v&aqi=g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=1a6a6fc03027a1ea&biw=1490&bih=905> from
>> his travels abroad. And the word is not my own...
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