Tagged: statistics

The median is not the message

One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Among other things (including reevaluating my own life and my values and priorities), this prompted me to re-visit an article by Stephen Jay...

What are the odds?

Let’s face it: if you’re in your late twenties or in your thirties, the odds that you will die in a given year are fairly low. According to the Australian Life Tables 2005-2007 published...