Extrapolation

A graph is set up; an agenda constructed.
A line is continued, with no visible means of support.
Further on it flies. Reaches the stratosphere,
Where governments spray controlling contrails.

Your feet must be planted firmly at all times.
Let your senses be the guide.
Question those in charge.
Interrogate.

How was the evidence gathered?
What does this trajectory mean?
Where are the data points?
Why has no uncertainty been expressed?

We cannot rely on formulae:
There are varying shades,
Different consciousnesses,
Separate conditions.

Preconceptions must be examined,
Assumptions rigorously explained.
Definitions need testing against
Grounded reality.

Be wary of those with the loudest voices,
Those who are absolute, self-certain.
Keep your eyes and ears open.
Be willing to be proved wrong.

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