2 comments on “Raise Your Hand if You Think Space is Pristine

  1. It seems to be surprisingly difficult psychologically for people not to feel that if we suddenly know more about a risk, the risk has suddenly increased. And it’s startling how easily “There’s a 99.99% chance this will miss the earth” (say) becomes “This may hit the earth” and is heard as “This will hit the earth”.

    I wish all journalists reporting on statistics or science were required to have at least a basic science qualification and understanding of statistics . . .

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