Archive for January of 2005

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

January 20, 2005

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli

Last night a guy on TV told me a damn lie. This is the kind of lie that doesn't, at first glance, look like a lie at all. The damn lie the TV told me was that a certain brand of vitamin/nutritional supplement would keep me from getting heart attacks. That, of course, is not what the ad actually said, but it is what it implied and wanted me to believe.

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