Originally Posted by Snooch
I dont need anyone to back up my stats.
I dont make them up, there are available for anyone to see and they are what they are.
If you dont agree that 2 + 2 = 4 then you can argue it and fail your math test, makes no difference to me.
2+2=4 is most certainly not the same thing as using player x's per-36 minute stats compared to player y's as a definitive indicator of their abilities.
first, 2+2=4 is a priori truth, while the per-36 min comparison is, at best, a posteriori.
second, 2+2=4 is basic math while the other is statistics, which one can manipulate and from which one can draw conclusions and suggestions.
third, the hyperbole that you provide adds opinion to the discussion, which, of course, has no relevance in a math test.