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December 09, 2006

More or Less

sign at the U.K. national statistics office by niznoz/flickr.com

It seems impossible, but the BBC has pulled it off... they've made an interesting, enjoyable radio program about...of all things...statistics.

More or Less is a half-hour series that turns a mathematical eye to all sorts of things. Recent shows examined if mortality statistics can catch murdering doctors (in England, a physician named Harold Shipman was found to have killed more than 200 patients over the course of his career), how you can tell if an athlete's testosterone level is just naturally high or the result of drugs, and why one city's airport can always has more people departing than arriving.

There's no podcast of the show, but it is available for online listening.

(Nice photo of the sign at the U.K. national statistics office by niznoz/flickr.com).


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 9, 2006 01:23 PM