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Andrew HughesAndrew Hughes
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I think its the context that matters. If Mordin’s speed figures allow for the fact that KS was eased down then fair enough. If they don’t then I think to blindly go with the figures and ignore the way they were achieved is an inadequate way of using figures. Beyer never advocated that and, as far as I remember in Mordin on Time, neither did the man himself. In fact, every author I’ve ever read on the subject has included as an essential part of their approach, the importance of looking at how the figure was achieved.

Surely when you use speed figures, you do more than read down a list and underline the biggest number?