Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, when the fundamental theorem of Addition brakes down.
The Minitrue repeatedly concludes that we are the happiest people on earth.
There is obviously no unhealthy relationship going on between doctors and the multi-billion pharmaceutical industry.
Are the repeated claims for cognitive therapies just PR for failing markets?
When the chief architect and the editor of the mental illness classification system do not believe in it, – why should we?
We would however want our addictions to add-up.
Some say that Biological Physics has already provided many of the answers.
Howto eat cream pancakes with silver spoons:
- 30% No representation
- 30% Lame ducks
- 40% 50/50 coalition of empty promises
“In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides.” ~ George Orwell
“Today’s pollsters have become our secular priests, and politicians and journalists flock to them for guidance.
Susan Herbst has offered a timely and sophisticated analysis of the history and meaning of public opinion. Herbst’s central argument is that the method for measuring public sentiment profoundly shapes the expression and meaning of public opinion. Herbst convincingly challenges the prevailing treatment of polls as simply a neutral measuring mechanism for producing a clear, objective rendering of the mass public’s attitudes. Instead, she argues that public opinion is a constructed category and a mechanism that politicians and others use to control or domesticate the mass public.”
“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.” ~ Tim Berners-Lee
The Data Journalism Handbook is a rich source of ideas and tools for the transformation of raw-data into something useful if not beautiful. ~ Social Networks as in “Rich birds of a feather flock together” (Verdens Gang) are however somewhat scarce.