BartSimpson wrote:

DrCaleb wrote:

Statistics has been a branch of mathematics for a few hundred years now.

Most of our lives are successfully influenced by that branch of math.

Not always.

People have a nagging tendency to refute statisticians by doing things that are statistically improbable (Trump) or by simply noting that statistical projections are not always accurate, such as no more snow in the UK by 2010.

So you did read the article! It was about how cherry picking statistics can be used to lie, and further disrepute statisticians.

Trump wasn't statistically improbable, they were just asking the wrong questions. If they had asked 'do you intend to vote' and correlated that with who they would vote for, I bet they would have been more accurate.