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From: Dean Scribner <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Statistical Report - Part 2
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 11:07:21 -0700
>Opinions / Comments ?<
When Mark Twain quoted someone else, saying "There are three kinds of
lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," he was telling us that
statistics mean exactly what you want to believe they mean, or what you
want others to believe they mean. Those of us on a salt-free diet need
to be very careful about swallowing statistics. They must be accompanied
by a whole lot of sodium chloride, and just a wee bit of common sense.
Read Darrell Huff's book, "How to Lie with Statistics", 1954, a guide for
marketing professionals and politicians.
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