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December 21, 2007

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It's also a myth that 35.4% of statistics are made up on the spot. It's really only 23.9%.

Homer: "Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything ... 14% of people know that."

"Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences" by John Allen Paulos

http://www.amazon.com/Innumeracy-Mathematical-Illiteracy-Consequences-Vintage/dp/0679726012

Makes a great stocking stuffer.

70% of people think they are above average.

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