How to laugh with statistics

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Just zis Guy, you know?, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. I was going to add the usual disclaimer re contents containing the
    H-word, but I think this is uncontentious. It's a scholarly review of
    the relative dangers of cycling vs. being treated by a member of the
    BMA. The report contains a chart, helpfully animated to assist
    non-specialists in understanding the relative scale of the two
    problems.

    http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm

    Guy
    --
    http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk

    "To every complex problem there is a solution which is
    simple, neat and wrong" - HL Mencken
     
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  2. Mike Causer

    Mike Causer Guest

    On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:59:53 +0000, Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:

    > I was going to add the usual disclaimer re contents containing the H-word,
    > but I think this is uncontentious. It's a scholarly review of the
    > relative dangers of cycling vs. being treated by a member of the BMA. The
    > report contains a chart, helpfully animated to assist non-specialists in
    > understanding the relative scale of the two problems.
    >
    > http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm


    Brilliant!



    Mike
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Mike Causer wrote:
    > On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:59:53 +0000, Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I was going to add the usual disclaimer re contents containing the H-word,
    >>but I think this is uncontentious. It's a scholarly review of the
    >>relative dangers of cycling vs. being treated by a member of the BMA. The
    >>report contains a chart, helpfully animated to assist non-specialists in
    >>understanding the relative scale of the two problems.
    >>
    >>http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm

    >
    >
    > Brilliant!


    Indeed. :)

    R.
     
  4. Blonde

    Blonde Guest

    Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
    > I was going to add the usual disclaimer re contents containing the
    > H-word, but I think this is uncontentious. It's a scholarly review of
    > the relative dangers of cycling vs. being treated by a member of the
    > BMA. The report contains a chart, helpfully animated to assist
    > non-specialists in understanding the relative scale of the two
    > problems.
    >
    > http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm
    >
    > Guy
    > --
    > http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk
    >
    > "To every complex problem there is a solution which is
    > simple, neat and wrong" - HL Mencken



    Good one! ;- )

    It made me smile cos it's exactly the kind of vox pop statistics that
    the mandatory helmet pushers usually state, only in reverse. Love the
    animated chart! I wish I could give my 'You
    do-wear-a-helmet-don't-you?,' concerned-looking Mother the benefit of a
    look at that, but I doubt she would see why it's funny.
     
  5. Nick Kew

    Nick Kew Guest

    Blonde wrote:


    > I wish I could give my 'You
    > do-wear-a-helmet-don't-you?,' concerned-looking Mother the benefit of a
    > look at that, but I doubt she would see why it's funny.
    >

    Hehe. Howbout the Scottish Parliament website, for an informed
    look without a frivolous face?

    My parents can get horribly uptight about some things I do,
    but fortunately cycling in comfort isn't one of them:)
    Setting off alone into the mountains with backpack is a
    different story ....

    --
    not me guv
     
  6. Simon Brooke

    Simon Brooke Guest

    in message <[email protected]>, Just zis Guy,
    you know? ('[email protected]') wrote:

    > I was going to add the usual disclaimer re contents containing the
    > H-word, but I think this is uncontentious. It's a scholarly review of
    > the relative dangers of cycling vs. being treated by a member of the
    > BMA. The report contains a chart, helpfully animated to assist
    > non-specialists in understanding the relative scale of the two
    > problems.
    >
    > http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm


    Most excellent! Many thanks for the link (and congratulations to
    Bovlomov)

    --
    [email protected] (Simon Brooke) http://www.jasmine.org.uk/~simon/

    ;; I'll have a proper rant later, when I get the time.
     
  7. Nigel Cliffe

    Nigel Cliffe Guest

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I feel most uncomfortable about the words' the bma would like....'
    > Some politicans at the bma conference perhaps.


    Though, if conferences have any value, it is now a BMA position.

    Therefore those BMA members who think its wrong have work to do to reverse
    that position. Particularly as politicians outside the BMA are jumping on
    the vote as a mandate for change.

    > You might mention those doctors groups that have taken a more
    > respectable line.


    Perhaps a satirical webpage needs to be bold and use a big-brush.


    I thought the page was very funny and well to the point.



    - Nigel (not a medic, or associated with the BMA )


    --
    Nigel Cliffe,
    Webmaster at http://www.2mm.org.uk/
     
  8. John_Kane

    John_Kane Guest

    Nick Kew wrote:
    > Blonde wrote:
    >
    >
    > > I wish I could give my 'You
    > > do-wear-a-helmet-don't-you?,' concerned-looking Mother the benefit of a
    > > look at that, but I doubt she would see why it's funny.
    > >

    > Hehe. Howbout the Scottish Parliament website, for an informed
    > look without a frivolous face?
    >
    > My parents can get horribly uptight about some things I do,
    > but fortunately cycling in comfort isn't one of them:)
    > Setting off alone into the mountains with backpack is a
    > different story ....


    And quite right they are too. Those bears and wolves can be deadly, not
    to mention the cougars.
    John Kane, Kingston ON Canada
     
  9. Mike Causer

    Mike Causer Guest

    On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:14:11 -0800, John_Kane wrote:

    > Those bears and wolves can be deadly, not to mention the cougars.


    Dunno about bears or cougars, but the Wolves are no longer the force they
    once were :-((

    OTOH, maybe a few Canis Lupus around here would keep the damn Muntjac
    under control.....




    Mike
     
  10. davek

    davek Guest

    Blonde wrote:
    > I wish I could give my 'You
    > do-wear-a-helmet-don't-you?,' concerned-looking Mother the benefit of a
    > look at that, but I doubt she would see why it's funny.


    My sister is a nurse. I've had several heated discussions with her about
    whether or not I should wear a h. while cycling. I think I might forward
    this link to her... :)

    d.
     

  11. > I thought the page was very funny and well to the point.

    So did I.I am just cheesed off about that hijacked meeting that's all.
    TerryJ
     
  12. Sue White

    Sue White Guest

    "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> whizzed past me shouting

    >
    >http://bovlomov.liquidpurple.com/helmets.htm
    >


    Mailed on.
    If the BMA don't like it they can set about making hospitals safer than
    cycling.

    --
    Sue ]:(:)

    Bicycle helmets are a bit of a scam.
    They make most cyclists slightly less safe but there's money in selling them.
     
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