Numbers are scientific. Numbers are real. Numbers speak for themselves. [Really don’t.] Numbers can’t be argued with. [Really? I do it all the time. How many legs does a dog have, if you call a tail a leg?] Numbers are revered by people who have no freaking idea what the numbers really are. Numbers are held sacred by people who never grasped that a number derived from opinion and guess looks identical to one based on careful observation and measurement.

When someone tells you, “I like these numbers. I feel good about these numbers,” I’m pretty sure they made my point.

I love numbers. But there are other things in life and the universe. And there ought to be when deciding who gets funding.

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Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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