Lying With Statistics

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Did you know that 9 out of 10 Men that are subscribed to an email list are considered more intelligent and more educated than those who are not subscribed or have never been subscribed to an email list?

Or that women with chest piece tattoos are considered significantly less attractive to men than women who do not have chest piece tattoos?

Or that drinking 1 or more energy drinks (brand doesn’t matter) per day is more likely to cause headaches, irritability, and disagreeableness in persons who drink them versus people who don’t drink them at all?

Studies have found that out of 2000 people polled, over 85% believed in a statistic just because it was there and quoted. Fascinating stuff.

What if everything I just told you was pulled straight out of my ass?

What if it was all made up?

Because it was.

I call it Lying with Statistics and Numbers.

It’s really easy to do.

You should try it sometime.

Especially if you are trying to gaslight or do psy-ops on the SJW that you work or go to school with.

Nah, I’m just kidding. Don’t go out and do something like that.

It would be mean.

It could be fun though.

But you didn’t hear it from me.

 

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17 thoughts on “Lying With Statistics

  1. my first husband was really smart with business and statistics and all that stuff. whenever stats came up he always said, “It’s all in how you ask the question.” meaning anything can be proven or disproved using stats by how the question is asked. so even if one is using ‘legit’ stats, and not making them up 😉 … you still can’t believe them.

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  2. i tend to cut myself sometimes when chopping vegs in the kitchen. my family rolls their eyes. i was trying to persuade my daughter that the percentage of times i actually injure myself in proportion to how frequently i use the knife is actually really small. she didn’t buy it! lol! my kids are definitely their father’s daughters!

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    • So create a “pie graph” and show them the amounts of time you’ve been cut vs using the knife. Be conservative in the cuts and liberal on the knife usage. Tell them, “See? If it’s on a pie graph, it must be true.” 😉

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      • ummm … yeah 🙂

        they kick my butt all.the.time 😉

        my daughters and i are really, really close. i am truly blessed. they think i’m the best mom ever even though they know i’m not perfect. i’m so thankful.

        however … there are times when i wish … you know … that i could get away with something now and then! lol!

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