Sunday, February 26, 2006

Statistics Must Be An Illusion As Well

Yes... as the title reads, statistics must be an illusion as well.
Why are there statistics, what are they by definition?
Statistics is a collection of numbers collerated to any fact, for instance point averages, assists and defences; population numbers, percentages of this and that; and for a larger data pool, the statistics are often derived from a random sample pool that is only part of the greater data pool (to save time; with it's own calculations of deviation).
Hence... with deviation, comes error.... and probable mistakes.

Statistics say... 90% of the Indonesian population is Muslim. If that is the fact, why are 90% of all the girls I find interesting Christian??

Go figure.

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