Stats, Graphs, and Wizardry

Statistics is a funny science because one of the first things statisticians usually do -- when speaking to novices or introducing their subject -- is warn you about their discipline. So even though statisticians don't always quote this well-known line from Benjamin Disraeli themselves, here it is anyway: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." One of the reasons why people should be suspicious of stats is that many people -- especially Leftists -- have told us to be so. Nonetheless, in the case of the Leftists just mentioned, they are usually only talking about the stats which work against their own ideologies or causes. When they work in their favor, then, of course, 'stats never lie'. Take the case of the British Labour Party's deliberate policy of flooding Britain with a mass of immigrants (around three million between 1997 and 2010) in order to transform the country from being a 'hideously white' hell into the multicultural Island of Bliss we have...(Read Full Article)