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Zer Netmouse
May 2nd, 2008
11:37 am


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So tired...

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Date:May 2nd, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes I read the article.

And it reads as sloppy science. Too many unaccounted for variables to reach the conclusion they did. It's like if I went around and asked 1000 people if they like eggplant. Of that... 60% of the respondents with red hair didn't like eggplant... so wow... 60% of redheads don't like eggplant. Because we know hair color is an influencing factor in food choices.

What I'm trying to get across and believe needs changing is focusing on the wrong things. I think the most important part of that article was not 60% of "black" kids... but that there appeared to be a correlation between parents ability to swim and their kids. That seems to be a much better result with more importance than the color of ones skin.

And I didn't say I don't know HOW to swim. :)
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Date:May 2nd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Please check out sageautumn's comment, as well.
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