[lit-ideas] Re: statisticions, anyone?

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:19:31 -0400

John Mc: Statistics, hell. It looks like George can't even do arithmetic.

The trouble is, the arithmetic doesn't support the 'statistics' from the study that Julie cited. It concluded that 654,000 - or 2.5% of the population had been killed.

For Julie, Just a beginning of my analysis, which will probably be met with "oh come on Paul, don't spin for Bush" admonitions from all the alarmists:

Well let's just take the 100 people a day in the streets of Baghdad "statistic". Over 3 years, if 100 citizens of Baghdad were killed --There are approximately 5.7 million citizens living there -- therefore, this only represents about 0.19% of the population of Baghdad. So... for approximately 25% of the population of Iraq, living in what is arguably one of the most violent zones of the country, the death rate is .19%. I would like to know, where are all these other of the '47 randomly selected' sections where they conducted the interviews.


Paul Stone
Kingsville, ON, Canada

To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off,
digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

Other related posts: