Statistics: They Can't Be Serious (Part 2)
By Geertjan-Oracle 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?"