Solving the first game in Coors Field Mystery
I’ve spent the better part of my adult life interpreting data. In the 10 years I’ve been working as a professional two things have really stood out about humanity: 1) We hate variance and 2) We love identifying patterns. These two ideals work hand-in-hand. The idea that there is an inherent randomness in our existence really frustrates us at our core. We want to understand everything around us and thus we search for answers. In our quest to find those answers as quickly as possible, we often try to seek out patterns. Our curiosity is great. It drives innovation and fuels evolution, but our belief that we can identify trends can also be a weakness as we jump to conclusions at times without ample evidence.