Statistics: They Can't Be Serious (Part 2)
By Geertjan on Jun 10, 2008
Go here to read it online or page 17 of the printed version.
What bugs me in particular is encapsulated in this sentence: "Swiss neuro-scientists found regular players were better at spotting subtle differences in speed, location and trajectory than others."
Isn't that the same as saying: "Regular swimmers can swim better than those who don't swim regularly?" Or: "People who read books regularly read better than those who don't?"
Or: "Stupid people who regularly put together silly statistics come up with dumber statistics than those who don't and aren't?"