THUNK – 54. Shark Attacks, Redshirts, & Statistics

What do shark attacks have to do with Star Trek: TOS and misleading news stories? Statisti-HEY COME BACK!

-Links for the Curious-

A website claiming the relative safety of shark attacks compared to furniture – hawaiisharkencounters.com/shark-conservation/shark-attacks

A website of shark attack statistics – sharkattackfile.info/

An incredibly complete Bayesian analysis of Star Trek: TOS fatalities by uniform color – www.significancemagazine.org/details/webexclusive/4381371/keep-your-redshirt-on-a-bayesian-exploration.html

THUNK – 43. You Don’t Suck at Math – www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNqVvH2jqzI

TED talk entitled “How Juries are Fooled By Statistics,” by Peter Donnelly – www.ted.com/talks/peter_donnelly_shows_how_stats_fool_juries?language=en

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