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Tumblr Users Explain Survival Bias And How It Affects Our Society

Tumblr Users Explain Survival Bias And How It Affects Our Society

Every once in a while, we hear someone say "autism didn't exist before vaccines" or "so many people are depressed, this rarely happened a couple of hundred years ago". And while sometimes such phrases might seem to have a point, often...

Every once in a while, we hear someone say "autism didn't exist before vaccines" or "so many people are depressed, this rarely happened a couple of hundred years ago". And while...

One Man Explains Why WWII Aircraft Were Protected The Wrong Way, And It’s An Important Example Of “Survival Bias”

One Man Explains Why WWII Aircraft Were Protected The Wrong Way, And It’s An Important Example Of “Survival Bias”

During WWII, countries had to solve many mathematical and strategic tasks in order to succeed during the war. One of those difficult assignments was to find ways of improving aircraft so they would be more resistant to enemy fire. While statisticians struggled...

During WWII, countries had to solve many mathematical and strategic tasks in order to succeed during the war. One of those difficult assignments was to find ways of improving aircraft so they...

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