doglover: Private_Citizen: "How to lie with statistics" was first published in 1954. It's just as relevant today as it was then./should be mandatory reading in high school.Would you read a book called "What Color Is The Sky?" that merely explained how the sky was in fact blue?Statistics are lies. You can make them prove anything you want. The only reason they work in science is because everyone's trying to prove everyone else wrong so THEY get the precious grant money.
ArcadianRefugee: doglover: Would you read a book called "What Color Is The Sky?" that merely explained how the sky was in fact blue?Yes, because (guess what?) the sky is not, in fact, blue. It only appears blue because the human eye is more sensitive one end of the spectrum. Otherwise, the sky would appear a greenish-blue.
doglover: Statistics are lies. You can make them prove anything you want.
8 inches: InterruptingQuirk: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 476x293]I must have watched that scene 100 times and still could never figure it out. Was there an actual solution?
Anayalator: [searchengineland.com image 500x221]
sdd2000: As to graphs I look at source. If it is from Faux News I can reasonable be certain that it is not an accurate representation.
Linux_Yes: Mangoose: If I read it on the internet, I just assume it's a lie.Less mistakes that way.yea, and TV 'news' is just chock full of facts. lol
Carn: [i42.tinypic.com image 400x520]
Sybarite: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]
zedster: Critical thinking, how the fark does it work?
Archimedes' Principal: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Yeah but why should I trust FastCo Design?According to them, you shouldn't:Generally, we can trust data provided by:•Government organizations•University research laboratories•Nonpartisan organizationsAnd we should look more closely at data provided by:•For-profit companies•Partisan organizations•Advocacy groupsIf the data source isn't listed, take the data visualization with many grains of salt.
Because People in power are Stupid: dittybopper: I am telling a lie.You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie, but you lie... You tell the truth but you cannot for you lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! You are human. Only humans can explain their behavior! Please explain!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708432/quotes?item=qt0406610">http://ww w.imdb.com/title/tt0708432/quotes?item=qt0406610
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