1. The source of nonsense is that for every piece of nonsense there exists an irrelevant frame of reference in which the item is sensible.
2. The persistence of nonsense comes from rigorous arguments from inapplicable assumptions.
3. The diffusion of nonsense results from the fact that people are more specialists than problems.
Oh so true, so true.
The same link offers link to some critical “Thoughts on performance metrics.” Hmm. Since I give a lot of thought to meaningful metrics, I guess I’d better read and respond. [Hopefully tomorrow.]