Theory of Anything Podcast – Episode 7: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

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

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