Convincing - and confident - disciplines, say, physics, tend to use little statistical backup, while political science and economics, which have never produced anything of note, are full of elaborate statistics and statistical 'evidence' (and you know that once you remove the smoke, the evidence is not evidence).

**Nassim Nicholas Taleb**

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The secret language of statistics, so appealing in a fact-minded culture, is employed to sensationalize, inflate, confuse, and oversimplify. Statistical terms and statistical methods are necessary in reporting the mass data of social and economic trends, business conditions, 'opinion' polls, the census. But without writers who use the words with honesty and understanding and readers who know what they mean, the result can only be semantic nonsense.

**Darrell Huff**

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that-realisation-that-i-was-oddity-statistical-probability-life-was-predictable-ruth-dugdall

the-essence-life-is-statistical-improbability-on-colossal-scale-richard-dawkins

common-sense-is-just-as-good-a-critic-of-the-lottery-as-any-statistical-breakdown

thanks-for-getting-divorced-and-adding-to-the-statistical-evidence-i-use-as-an-excuse-to-avoid-marriage

the-organized-charity-scrimped-iced-in-name-cautious-statistical-christ-john-boyle-oreilly

nonetheless-much-has-been-learned-by-studying-statistical-differences-between-various-human-races-j-philippe-rushton

without-bragging-ive-been-blessed-to-have-five-greatest-statistical-years-for-running-back-shaun-alexander

if-you-want-to-convince-world-that-fish-can-sense-your-emotions-only-one-statistical-measure-will-suffice-pvalue-charles-seife

we-need-no-elaborate-statistical-proof-that-trade-depends-on-prosperity-in-industrial-countries

statistical-thinking-will-one-day-be-as-necessary-for-efficient-citizenship-as-ability-to-read-write-h-g-wells

in-face-such-overwhelming-statistical-possibilities-hypochondria-has-always-seems-to-me-to-be-only-rational-position-to-take-on-life-john-diamond

im-not-role-model-im-aberation-a-statistical-anomoly-following-in-my-footsteps-is-about-dumbest-thing-you-could-ever-do-patrick-rothfuss

there-is-no-such-thing-as-luck-there-is-only-adequate-inadequate-preparation-to-cope-with-statistical-universe-robert-a-heinlein

id-just-like-to-see-in-writing-about-baseball-more-energy-better-craft-minus-statistical-bludgeoning-invective-john-thorn

life-expectancy-is-statistical-phenomenon-you-could-still-be-hit-by-proverbial-bus-tomorrow

theres-no-statistical-evidence-that-human-beings-have-ability-to-move-in-out-markets-effectively-its-next-to-impossible

computerized-medical-records-will-enable-statistical-analysis-to-be-used-to-determine-which-treatments-are-most-effective

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it-is-statistical-fact-that-wicked-work-harder-to-reach-hell-than-righteous-do-to-enter-heaven-josh-billings

and-empathy-is-narrow-it-connects-us-to-particular-individuals-real-imagined-but-is-insensitive-to-numerical-differences-statistical-data-paul-bloom