CNN ran a story about students being allowed to carry concealed weapons on the campus of University of Texas at Austin, as per a new state law. The story contained this paragraph:
But the move by the University of Texas is controversial. In October, CNN reported more than 280 professors and counting have signed a petition calling the new legislation a "direct assault on our free speech rights."What is missing?
Think about it.
That is right "more than 280 professors and counting" out of how many?
The university has 3,071 people on its academic staff -- and 21,000 administrators.
So less than 10% are protesting.
This is an all too common mistake. Telling me how many is not enough in thiss circumstance. I need to know how many so I can judge whether it is just a few or many.