Words of wisdom on measuring shooting skill.
When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind…
— Lord William Thomson Kelvin
If that is too long winded for you
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
– John McCarthy
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Stanford University
More specific to gun owners.
Shooters, more than any other group, suffer from delusions of competence.
– Karl Rehn (www.krtraining.com)
Without a method to evaluate skill, a yardstick to render the attempt into numbers, we can’t measure. If we don’t measure we don’t understand and will live under the delusion that we do.