When numbers hurt your head – but you need to know!

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Numbers really do hurt my head sometimes….. but statistical arguments are used to attempt to convince us, cajole us.. or in many cases to simply lie to us. Understanding some of the statistical fallicies is therefore important to participating in informed debate and not being duped by the less than scrupulous operators who use them to bamboozle.

The link below provides an interesting read!

 Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns.

Source: Paradoxes of probability and other statistical strangeness