Have you heard the old joke about how there are liar, damn liars, and then there are statisticians? In this episode, Cameo and Bruce discuss how statistics are widely used — and misused — in society.
Most people miss that statistics aren’t really primarily used for true probabilities but instead are used as a way to mimic our lack of knowledge. Statistics, as a field, is often the study of ignorance, not straight probabilities. What are the ramifications of that? Find out in this episode.
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Audio version available at Anchor: https://anchor.fm/four-strands/episodes/Episode-7-Lie–Damn-Lies–and-Statistics-egbd89
Youtube version with optional visuals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZGAwUxO3CM