This proof’s a lemon

I couldn’t resist posting this chart linked byMegan McArdle. It is just SO appropriate given Matt’s recent post. If using graphs like this counted as proving a scientific fact then the world would be a whole lot easier to explain 🙂

  • If using graphs like this counted as proving a scientific fact then the world would be a whole lot easier to explain

    But then imagine all the conflicting “facts” we would have:)

  • @agnitio

    If it counted as scientific facts we would be in a world with very very few variables – which conveniently only move together when it is relevant.

    The poor data analysis we see around the blogsphere would then become top rated, peer reviewed, scientific knowledge – I can’t imagine earning much from this sort of knowledge though, given the low barriers to entry 😛

  • Miguel Sanchez

    Also see this (scroll down):

    http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

  • @Miguel Sanchez

    I do enjoy that graph. However, I wonder if global temperatures are falling now that the number of pirates are rising – I suspect so 😉

  • @Miguel Sanchez

    “But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage.”

    Brilliant!

  • Miguel Sanchez

    You know, the line of the variable mortgage rate on that chart looks awfully dangly… like a noodle hanging over the rim of a bowl… GASP! It’s an omen!

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