An Introduction to Unchallengable Statistics

You will never be wrong if you use statistics correctly.

 
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Dialog:

  • Port:
    • You will never be wrong if you use statistics correctly.
    • To demonstrate let us take the statement “You have a 15% chance of having a rare stinging butterfly land on you today.”
    • The number in this statement provides a sense of precision and objectivity while actually preventing the statement from ever being wrong.
    • Whether the butterfly lands on you or not, the statement could have been correct
      and there is no way to show otherwise.
  • Starboard:
    • So, even the statement “Today I have a 75% chance of becoming a millionaire and losing it all to a scruffy man from Chicago in a dramatic game of jenga played in the Sahara” could be correct?
  • Port:
    • Yup, no matter what actually happens today.
 

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