Tuesday, March 22, 2005
When news networks use really, really bad math.
I've always been a math geek (number theory, combinatorics, crypto, that sort of stuff). So I'm amused when people who should know better make a mess of childishly simple arithmetic and statistics. Like here. The deception involved doesn't even require any additional comment from me, does it?
Read the comments section there.
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I remember a college professor telling us there is a book out there called How to Lie with Statistics. It is obviously getting a lot of use.
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