links for 2009-11-27

 by Martin Belam, 27 November 2009

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Some great links there, thanks - "making the stats fit the argument" is an extremely common practice, not just by the media but by professionals as well. It's a little scary to think about how biased we all our towards accepting information that supports our presumptions, and refusing information that does not (belief-confirmation bias). We are all much more biased than we realize.

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