Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:19:37 -0000 From: Gary Fritz <fritzxxxnospamrii.com> Subject: Re: Octane ratings.....what's the truth?
Fred W <malt_houndnospamo.com> wrote: > Ah yes. The unbiased ones would be the ones that agree with your > predisposed position? Look at the ones I posted. They are postings of hard observational data. I consider data to be inherently unbiased. When you start drawing conclusions and deriving theories from the data, then the bias starts to creep in. But the data itself is just data. (Yes, it is absolutely true that you can construct an experiment to skew the data toward your desired outcome. That would then be biased data. But I find it difficult to imagine how you could do that with sea levels, numbers of tropical storms, or Antarctic ice cores.)