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Jon Lincicum
lincicum at comcast.net

Fri Nov 11 17:28:40 PST 2005

Davdi Silverrock wrote: >But that is exactly what a proper mathematical formula decribes!>>It might be a somewhat complicated mathematical formula (so that>perhaps different formulas would be used between different life>stages), or mathematical formulas with some factor that ranges between>certain values, but it should still all come down to math.>>When you have one set of values that goes between 0-100, and another>set of values that goes between 0-3000, and are told that there is a>certain relationship between those values (in this case, age), then a>mathematical formula, with certain accepted limitations, describes>that relationship.>>Assuming for the moment that that is the case, you could still create>a mathematical formula that took into account that amount of>variability.>Certainly, you can make a formula that describes ANYTHING... That's the whole point of math--to provide a symbolic representation for how things work. It's just that such a formula becomes less useful for a casual discussion when it goes beyond a certain point of complexity. Really, I wasn't saying you COULDN'T make a formula to describe the aging differences--just that it probably isn't terribly useful to do so. ;-) Majikjon