Monday, November 27, 2006

Shall I compare thee to a norm referenced score?

Shall I compare thee to a norm referenced score?
Thou might just be two deviations from the mean.
Rough charting makes it hard to know for sure.
And lack of data may create a lean.

Sometimes, too great the fallacy exists.
And often is the reasoning post hoc.
And in irrationality the issue mists.
By natures design we are fetter’d; such is thy lot.

But by this, thy reasoning, good data shall not fade.
Nor lose possession of great virtue, epistemological.
Nor shall any reliable measure be un-made.

When under scrutiny most logical.

So long as logicians syllogize, and parents sigh.
So, long as we push, and continue to try.

9 Comments:

Blogger mcewen said...

Courage mon brave!
And Cheers

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Camille said...

"By natures design we are fetter’d; such is thy lot, tot."

I pictured you reciting this to a toddler. :-)

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie Ventura said...

Bwahaha! Love it!

I once turned that sonnet into an ode to Captain Kirk's ripped shirt (on a dare from a woman who is a big fan of William Shatner) but you've outdone me by using "epistemological" as a line. Hee hee.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Michelle Dawson said...

One of the people I work with studied epistemology for five years. I think I can almost pronounce "epistemological" by now (when I'm well-rested). And put it in a sentence in almost the right place. But a sonnet?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Interverbal said...

Oh man Bonnie. That was the coolest thing I have read all evening. It pretty much made my night.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Alyric said...

And the footnote should read -'With apologies to the Bard' n'est ce pas?

It's beautiful really:)

9:26 PM  
Blogger MothersVox said...

Interverbal, thank you, you have made my day as I navigate through test scores and neuropsych reports and all manner of diagnostic ambiguity.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Bonnie Ventura said...

Thanks much! :)

6:53 AM  
Anonymous mike stanton said...

Bravo!

6:14 PM  

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