Bad Statistics Will Be the Death of Us All!

Ignore math at your own peril.

Note from Andrew: I’m experimenting with publishing content from smart people I trust who don’t have another outlet for their intelligent writing. This is one of those essays, written by a wiser man than I.

Bad statistics bother me everywhere I see them, but it makes me near homicidal when bad statistics are used in ways that will kill people. I’m not faulting people who are statistically illiterate. I know plenty of people who are math and engineering literate who are STILL…