## Statistics Done Wrong: How scientists abuse statistics

Statistical results are everywhere in science. When the Higgs boson discovery was announced, nearly every news article mentioned how there was just a one in 1.7...

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## Statistics Done Wrong: How scientists abuse statistics

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