From: "Mark ProbertDecember 23, 2002"
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Subject: Re: Myths about the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit (was: Re: Can this mother win this lawsuit?)
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Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 23:38:33 GMT
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"Jonathan Kamens" wrote in message
> "Mark ProbertDecember 23, 2002"
> >"Jonathan Kamens" wrote in message
> >> "Mark ProbertDecember 21, 2002"
> >> >the degree of
> >> >damage caused by hot liquids is not arithmetically proportional to the
> >> >temperature, but increases logarithmically.
> >> You keep saying logarithmically when you mean exponentially.
> >Actually, I said exactly what I meant to say. My source is a
> >plastic surgeon who repairs people who have been burned, and has a
> >professional interests in skin burns, and avoiding same.
> Yes, well, I hope he's a good plastic surgeon, because he's
> not a very good mathematician, and neither apparently are you.
> From the context of what you've been saying, it seems clear
> that you're trying to say that the degree of damage caused by
> hot liquids increases FASTER than arithmetically. Logarithmic
> increase is SLOWER than arithmetic increase. Exponential
> increase is FASTER than arithmetic increase.
My friend is an excellent surgeon, and, a superb mathemetician.
However, you should read:
and have a nice day.