fat and old wrote:With all respect, !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! your statistics. They're not the be all of life.
I'm sorry that you've had a personal tragedy. I truly am.
As someone who uses statistics to make decisions on a regular basis I'll be amongst the front runners to roll out the line "lies, damn'd lies and statistics". One needs to equally aware of the conscious and unconscious bias of any one claiming to be "evidence based" or "scientific".
But, without utlising statistics, exactly how do you propose we do things like, say, decide whether a safety enhancement for commercial aircraft should be rolled out across the global fleet? And yes, some poor bastard has to make that decision.
After all, the only "safe" aircraft is one that never leaves the hanger.