Saturday, January 2, 2010

Open Mind: Cyclical? Probably not.

December 31st, 2009
It’s way too easy to look at data and think you see cycles. After all, if it went down, then up, then down, then up — it must be cyclic, right? The amount of analysis that goes into such conclusions is often limited to “Looks pretty cyclical to me.” Such “analysis” is tantamount to seeing a rock formation on Mars that looks vaguely like a face, and concluding that aliens constructed it millions of years ago as a message to future humanity.
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