In other words, what engineers do every day as they try to figure out how the
heck to apply a scientific theory to the real world ;-)   [see my sig]

Dan R Allen wrote:

> What is a  SWAG?  I don't recognize the acronymn.  --JWR
> Larry:
> Scientific wild- _ _ _  guess.
> There are other meanings, as well, but that's the primary
> one in most common use.
> Dan:
> Thanks Larry, that's the one I was using.
> The "Scientific" is meant to imply that the person making the SWAG is
> basing it on some valid data that doesn't extend far enough to make the
> SWAG a serious prediction - it's a confidence level thing.

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not
technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don’t want
a world of engineers.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1950)

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