Saturday, July 30, 2005

The life of the mathematically challenged

Okay, so in my sputtering fury over the Emery bust, I overstated the number of marijuana consumers in the US. Hey, if I was good with equations, I would have become a rocket scientist.

Thanks to disgusted vet for pointing out my error and to Terry Nall for explaining privately why he was right. Now I get it. 100 million is not the same as a billion. It just feels like it should be.

I always did have this problem with the absolute value of numbers. In any event it's still about a third of the population.


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