Statistics don’t lie, but statisticians do. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. Likewise, science never lies, but it might be wrong, and scientists will certainly lie about it. It is important to be committed to being corrected. Being wrong is always much worse than being corrected. Go ahead and read Jim Steele’s essay about butterflies at wattsupwiththat.com.

Statistics don’t lie, but statisticians do. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. Likewise, science never lies, but it might be wrong, and scientists will certainly lie about it. It is important to be committed to being corrected. Being wrong is always much worse than being corrected. Go ahead and read Jim Steele’s essay about butterflies […]

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