On Thu, 10 Dec 1998 14:47:12 +1100 mike brown
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>I remember going to a forum about cannabis once, and the speaker used
>a good example to demonstrate the ambiguity of statistics. . . .
There's better examples:
100% of serial killers drink milk.
97% of child molesters watch television.
87% of pedophiles have read every book by Dr. Seuss.
97% of all cop killers were wearing trousers.
97.4% of all murder victims died because they weren't armed to defend
100% of all un-wed mothers forgot the word "no" at a crucial moment.
92% of all convicted computer criminals listen to rock and roll music.
I could go on all day ...
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere