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Lies and Statistics

Episode 103

Lies and Statistics

with Michael Jensen, Megan Powell du Toit, and Alan Brnabic

As the great Mark Twain said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics”. 

Our hosts this week are chatting about this third lie – statistics. With the age of social media now dictating how people access statistical data, are we literate enough to understand what we are reading when it comes to statistics? How does this affect trust in official information more broadly? And in a fallen world, where sin distorts everything, how much can we truly trust human knowledge?

Statistician Alan Brnabic joins Michael and Megan to discuss these questions, and why we need statistics more broadly.

Finally, our hosts cast their eye over Moneyball, a sports film that, against the odds, Megan quite enjoyed.

WADR is hosted by Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen. It is part of the Undeceptions podcast network. 


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Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

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