Focusing on the full picture with data

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

I don’t know the full context of this discussion, but in the interview below, Hans Rosling talks to media person Adam Holm about why we shouldn’t use the media to form our opinions about the world. Media person disputes. Rosling puts foot on table and says Holm is wrong.

Hard to argue with that.

See also Rosling’s 2014 TED talk on how to not be ignorant about the world.

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