The Muir-Skee-Lo Emotionally Corrective Equation
Welcome to my extremely lame foray into applied mathematics
I don't know what to feel when I look at science. OK, that's a lie; I have a lot of feelings about it. But most people don't. We don't have an automatic sense of the importance of numbers in science. It’s a bit like a world where the answer to the question of “how tall?” Was only answered with the factually accurate—yet lacking detail answer—of “taller.” Perhaps we can look to art to guide us?
The art most relevant is a song. It's not just any song. It's the best rapper. Skee-Lo.
He wishes he was a little taller. It was hard for him.
Skee-Lo is 5'8" tall.
I am 5'8" tall.
Skee-Lo's pain is the pain of all slightly short dudes.
The average height of American males is 5’9”.
There is a difference between being 0.5” taller as opposed to 9” taller. In medicine, this is Effect size1 and is what matters.