Statistics smackdown

Old joke:

An economist is someone who wanted to be an accountant but didn’t have the personality.

Fairly or not, statistics shares this reputation. Intermittantly, haltingly, I have been reading Statistics for Dummies. And unfortunately it is indeed kinda boring.

But if you take statistics and throw in a dash of discord, an argument, a few accusations of bias, it becomes quite fascinating!

(As almost any science does, you might recall.)