Virgin Births

It is the time of year when someone wants to always bring up the idea of the virgin birth of Jesus as described in the Christian Scriptures. This time it is a study published in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal that claims reports of virgin births are also a modern day phenomenon. […]

Meaningless numbers on inheritance

Averages many times do not provide information. But when comparing the Untied States to the world by looking at only 15 counties I have to wonder what the authors of the piece posted at CNN titled “Average American inheritance: $177,000” with the byline “The United States is lagging behind other parts of the world when […]

Metro fare comparsions – Graphics that don’t work

The Washington Post did a piece on Sunday discussing a potential fare increase for the Washington DC area Metro system. As part of that article they included a graphic comparing the costs of various subway systems across the country. The graphic fails on several key points. The presentation of the graphic is complicated because the […]

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