Base Rate Fallacy
Statistics can convey vital information, but are often ignored because they are not emotionally captivating, or because the audience does not fully understand how to interpret them. To ignore relevant statistical evidence in favor of irrelevant evidence is called statistignorance or the base rate fallacy.
The doctor says that given my family history, I will need to change my diet or I will risk heart disease. But I haven't had any problems yet so I think there is no need to change what has always worked for me.
How could we lose you know Biggie, Pac, you know, Dilla, Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson. It almost makes you feel like the Devil's winning.
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