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WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO TOTRUST? How do you evaluate information?

Do Numbers Lie?

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

HILARIOUS send-up of stat nonsense.  I am thinking about causation and correlation, and never the twain shall meet.

Speaking of twain, Mark Twain is often credited with the clever quip "lies, damned lies, and statistics."  He actually popularized the phrase in the United States, attributing it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli:  "There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics."   This too has proven false as several essays on phrase origins point out - sample.  Arthur James Balfour is the most likely culprit:)

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