What can we learn from Mr Dawkins’ errors and misuse of probability?

What can we learn from Mr  Dawkins’  errors and misuse of probability?

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February 12, 2014

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What can we learn from Mr Dawkins’ errors and misuse of probability?

A brief nontechnical micro-MOOC on the misleading effect of comparing populations by focusing on the tails, and how tail probabilities are a separate animal. Errors of using statistical data in a lurid and unscientific way. Small changes in input lead to 10,000 x increase of probability of being a Nobel winner. (Please ignore the 9 sec gap around 4:30)

This can also apply to tail wealth (the 1% of the 1%).

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