Anecdote and data

The plural of anecdote is not data.

Causation and correlations

“Right after word leaks that the iPhone has been tracking your location at all times, we find Osama. Coincidence? Thanks Apple!”

The drunk statistician

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamposts - for support rather than for illumination
~ Andrew Lang

January 16, 2012 - 7:12am

Most people have more than the average number of

An aching desire for an answer


The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data.
~ John Tukey


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