From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul> Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 06:20:01 -0500 Archived: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:02:00 -0400 Subject: Re: Two UFO-Related[?] Maps >From: 'The Norm' >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul> >Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:16:47 -0400 >Subject: Two UFO-Related[?] Maps >There are two maps below showing: (1) nuclear power reactors in >the USA, and (2) the top 10 states for UFO sightings. There is >some relation that can be partly explained in terms of >variation in population densities across the nation, i.e., >more densely populated areas have more nuclear power plants and >more reported UFO sightings. Anytime one tries to compare UFO sightings vs U.S. states, there are multiple problems. The top 10 states for UFO sightings are simply the 10 most populated states. It is normal to see a direct relationship with population and UFO sightings, population and # of deaths, population and sightings of airlines (if anyone cared), etc. A more meaningful relationship would be to factor out the population, factor out the states as UFOs don't care about out state boundaries, and instead look at UFO sightings per thousand of people. And to really improve the value, factor out the 95% of cases that are mis-identifications. Not an easy task, but it would be very valuable information. The relationship to nuclear power stations from a map is fraught with the same problems. Our nuclear power plants are usually located not far from major population centers. >Map Of Nuclear Power Reactors in the USA >http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/ >Map showing top 10 states for UFO sightings >http://tinyurl.com/3lxvya5 The bottom line is that these two maps do not prove that UFOs are correlated to any particular state or to nuclear reactors. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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