2 December 2005

Generalisation

Ask Greg Chapell after a few years when he settles back in Australia about his memories of Chennai. He would say
' oh its such a wet place, water everywhere and it rains there always'
We all know how true that statement could be.
Is he lying ?
No, His statement is true to his knowledge and experience.

A few blogs ago I made a sweeping generalisation, I said Americans love violence. A statement so far from truth.

I sincerely apologise and I will not make any attempt to defend myself.
It was plain wrong. And I am not deleting that blog, let it remain as an evidence of my stupidity.

I have promised myself many times that I will never make such sweeping generalisation. But I have never stuck to it. We all make such generalisation during arguments, or discussions. I know that I will make such generalisation in the future too. Sometimes we can't avoid. I know its wrong.

2 in the afternoon its so dark in here, looks like night, all the lights are on. Not in the best of moods today.
Blunt Knife

6 comments:

wildpic said...

Equivalently, A is a generalization of B if B is a specialization of A.

For instance, animal is a generalization of bird because every bird is an animal, and there are animals which are not birds (dogs, for instance).

Rauf said...

Waiting for some one to say that all my blogs are evidence of my stupidity

wildpic said...

"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
george bush - Aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

Stacey said...

Rauf,

All your blogs are NOT "evidence" of your "stupidity". In fact, I found myself wanting to be your friend after reading your posts. :)

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