Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics…

… two stories that incorporate all three.

From the “My Psychic Never Saw This Coming” file:  “The Daily Mail” reports the following:

The Salzburg insurance company posted an advert in major newspapers seeking employees for sales and management that were born under certain constellations, claiming statistics indicated that they were the best workers.

‘We are looking for people over 20 for part-time jobs in sales and management  with the following star signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo,’ read the ad that appeared over the weekend.

I wonder if anyone foresaw how this story getting out might effect their bottom line?

And from the same news site

Science’s quest to discover life on Mars has so far failed to find even one little green man.

But not to worry. Aliens could be alive and well on almost 40,000 other planets.

Researchers have calculated that up to 37,964 worlds in our galaxy are hospitable enough to be home to creatures at least as intelligent as ourselves.

Astrophysicist Duncan Forgan created a computer programme that collated all the data on the 330 or so planets known to man and worked out what proportion would have conditions suitable for life.

The estimate, which took into account factors such as temperature and availability of water and minerals, was then extrapolated across the Milky Way.

Three scenarios of how life could develop were also taken into account.

And these guys want to be taken seriously when they critique Genesis… Puuuu-leeze!

al sends


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