Thursday, June 09, 2005

Freakonomics Background on TCS

I haven't even read Freakonomics, but this article on TechCentralStation brought to mind exactly what I think is completely missing in today's education system: economics, statistics, and logic. I think it's a lot of the reason things like Super Size Me get going. It's too easy to play with statistics and make it look like there's some kind of causal link somewhere there isn't.

In any case, read the article, it's a top-ten list of counterintuitive realities out there, and it's very interesting. I think the main reason it's counterintuitive is that education is lacking in this area.

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