I used this in the past as an opener to Sixth Form lessons, one slide per week. Each statement, while technically correct (the best kind of correct), are either missing information, shows false correlations, have questionable choices of statistics or are missing definitions. I go for the sense of questioning information (particularly data and claims) so I suppose it would fall under scientific critical thinking. Most of them are now pinned to the wall around the classroom. Now I think about it, it would be good to find some real world examples of the misuses of data from these statements to act as a comparison. If only there were some examples of misleading uses of statistics and statements available on the teh internets. Anyway, take it as a Christmas gift.
“So ask Santa Claus to give you another car. Merry Christmas, pal.”
The chads have barely finished hanging since the votepocalypse in the US. I managed to time things well enough that I managed to snatch about an hour of the actual proceedings live from 3 o’clock, though it turned out to be a rather empty hour of talking heads filling time punctuated by the very occasional state result. By the time I drifted back to sleep the standings were broadly “Trump seems to be doing better in the polls than expected”. Indeed.
The post-mortem journalists plunged elbows deep into the rotten corpse of the election, eagerly flinging out the guts of the Continue reading “Fear and Loathing in the classroom”