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.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

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.