Twitter I have found is not a great medium for bringing clarity to a situation, so I have returned to blogging and I will try to have something useful and accurate to say at least once a month. If I occasionally get stuff wrong or repeat misinformation, let me apologise in advance.
If you aren’t sure about the truth of something I say then feel free to ask me to explain further. If you want to flat-out challenge what I have said, please bring your research and data and insight along with your comments. We can all learn from evidence.
I encountered someone being irrational recently, and I tried to clarify things with a simple example. If I had a winning lottery ticket hidden in one hand, and nothing in the other and I held them out for you and another person to choose, who would have a better chance of getting the winning ticket, the person who chose first or the person who chose second? To my surprise they insisted the person going first had a better chance of winning and they would not be persuaded otherwise.
: ) jim
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