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Numbers matter: Why people will believe anything on the Internet (Bitmob)

As a general rule, people shouldn't take statistics at face value. So why did so many journalists fail to notice that a much-cited study wasn't statistically sound?

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MariaHelFutura2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

People are stupid and your one of those people if you haven`t figured that out by now. The numberless fool card is the card of many.

MidnytRain2695d ago (Edited 2695d ago )

Must... resist... pointing out grammar mistakes... for the sake of irony...

@Tolkoto
Is it even possible not to? The data's right in front of us! And apparently, it's pie related!

@Shaman145
We must all remember such an epic quote. I'll use that again as soon as possible. I'll get more people aware of this Winston Churchill guy. ;)

Tolkoto2695d ago

I will agree to anything with a pie chart.

Shaman1452695d ago

I believe it was Winston Churchill who said, "Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination."

choadley2695d ago

That is an amazing quote to remember for this case.