If you read my blog you know that I love statistics and today I ran across this quote that actually made me laugh:
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
Evan Esar, Esar's Comic Dictionary
American Humorist (1899 - 1995)
of course there is also the following:
"Lies, damned lies, and statistics" is part of a phrase attributed to Benjamin Disraeli and popularised in the United States by Mark Twain: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." The statement refers to the persuasive power of numbers, the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments, and the tendency of people to disparage statistics that do not support their positions.
I just thought that the above information may be helpful when reading all the "stats" during this political season!
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