Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stupidity on Parade V

It seems that Bill O'Reilly has absolutely no grasp of basic mathematics, not that this is a big shock....

For some bizarre reason, comprehensible only to himself, he seems to think that there is some strong correlation between population size and life expectancy, invisible to professional mathematicians and statisticians. Mark Chu-Carroll over at the "Good Math, Bad Math" blog sets the record straight quite nicely.

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